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Entrepreneurship

K-State Research and Extension entrepreneurship programs help youth and young adults develop the skills necessary to successfully start and operate businesses that maintain community vitality and economic growth in Kansas.

Local Businesses

First Friday e-Calls

K-State Research and Extension offers an entrepreneurship webinar every first Friday of the month.  Our mutual goal is to engage knowledge, wisdom, and relationships of local communities with the research and experimentation of the University to create vital communities. 

The purpose of these calls is to increase the local community's knowledge about Experts, Education, and Economic Resources available to help small businesses and entrepreneurs.  We also aim to increase the number of transactions between the small business owner/entrepreneur with the Experts, Education, and Economic Resources who can increase the likelihood that they are successful.  

If you would like to be on the notification list to participate in upcoming e-Calls, please send your request via e-mail to: nkdaniels@ksu.edu

First Friday e-Call Archive:

TopicSlide DeckPresenterDate
Get Your Business on Google Search and Maps

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Meghan McFall

6/3/22

New Opportunities-Network Kansas/Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

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Erik Pedersen, Bailee Henry

5/6/22

How (and Why) to Start a Commercial Kitchen

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Gary Satter

4/1/22

Creating Housing with Privately Funded Land Banks 

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Julie Lyon

3/4/22

Rural Housing Incentive Districts

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Kayla Savage

2/4/22

Community Service Tax Credits

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Dustin Gale

1/7/22

Small Business Administration - Scale Up Your Small Business

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Michael Aumack, Sarah Haymaker

12/3/21

Broadband Expansion Achievements and Opportunities in Kansas

 

Stanley Adams

11/5/21

Simple Steps for Starting Your Small Business - From SCORE - Download Simple Steps Overview (PDF), Helpful Links (PDF)

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Ron Lunsford

10/1/21

Improving Rural Housing: An Idea Friendly Approach - Download Chat Log/Resources (PDF)

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Becky McCray

9/3/21

Kansas Housing Resources

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Ryan Vincent, Kayla Savage

8/6/21

Supporting Farm Entrepreneurs

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Deb Brown, Rick McNary

7/2/21

Child Care Solutions for Communities

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Aimee Baker

6/4/21

Certified Sites Program

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Jonathan Clayton

5/7/21

The Role of Trails in Economic Development

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Elizabeth Burger, Wynndee Lee, John Coen

4/2/21

Kansas Department of Commerce Program and Assistance for Businesses

 

Craig VanWey

3/5/21

Kansas Center for Business Transition

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Jack Harwell

2/5/21

BRITE Center, Washburn University

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Karl Klein, Laurie Pieper

1/8/21

Great Plains Technology & Manufacturing Cluster

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Courtney Swanson

12/4/20

How "From the Land of Kansas" Can Help Your Small Business

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Janelle Dobbins, Sammy Gleason

11/6/20

Kansas Healthy Food Initiative and Kansas Community Investment Fund Update

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Steve Radley

10/2/20

Grow Your Own Entrepreneurs

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Deb Brown

9/4/20

Rebuilding with Resilience

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Becky McCray

8/7/20

Creating an Online Sales Presence for Your Business

 

Cheryl Boyer

6/5/20

Local Response to COVID-19, Update on Federal Programs

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Heather Hartman, Tara Vance, Bethany Shirk, Londa Nwadike, Michael Aumack

5/1/20

Emergency Programs to Help Small Businesses and Displaced Employees During COVID-19

 

David Toland, Delia Garcia, Laurel Klein Searles

4/3/20

Baby Boomers and the Rural Housing Supply

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Ben Winchester

3/6/20

CDBG Housing Grants for Your Community

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Linda Hunsicker

2/7/20

How KansasWorks Can Help Small Businesses Get Qualified Employees

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Jo Brunner, Joseph Comfort

1/3/20

CyberSecurity - Wolves in Sheep's Clothing and How to Keep from Getting Sheared

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Jerry Horton

12/6/19

Kansas Community Investment Fund (KCIF) Impact Investing

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Steve Radley

11/1/19

SBIR/STTR Grants - Leveraging America's Seed Funds

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Debra Franklin

10/4/19

Filling Empty Buildings

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Deb Brown

9/6/19

Funding Options for Small Businesses - Download flyers: IDA Program (PDF) Take Your Small Business International (PDF)

 

Rachéll Rowand and David Toland

8/2/19

Technology Development Institute at Kansas State University

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Bret Lanz

6/7/19

New Market Tax Credit Strategies

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Chris Vukas and Steve Radley

5/31/19

Angel Investing 101

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Trish Brasted

5/3/19

Effective Use of Social Media for Rural Organizations

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Andy Stanton

4/5/19

Rewriting the Rural Narrative

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Ben Winchester

3/1/19

Government Grant Funding to Help Rural Communities (Special)

 

Debbie Beck, Jessica Bowser

2/28/19

Marketing Your Small Town - Download script: (PDF)

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Deb Brown

2/1/19

Kansas Community Investment Fund

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Steve Radley

1/4/19

Patent and Trademark Resource Center Resources

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Sara Butts

12/7/18

Worldwide Marketing - Kansas Global Trade Services

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Holli Schletzbaum

11/2/18

Cyber Security Threat to Small Business

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Brian Dennis

10/5/18

Network Kansas Resource and Referral Center

 

John Gendron

9/7/18

The New Rules of Business Success

 

Jon Schallert

7/6/18

Tech Commercialization: Government Contracts for Businesses

 

Greg Panichello, SBDC

5/4/18

Innovative Rural Business Models  Download slides: (PDF)

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Becky McCray

4/6/18

Economic Gardening - a Revenue Growth Strategy for Second Stage Businesses

 

Chris Gibbons and Paul Bateson

3/2/18

Business Valuation and Business Transition Planning - Small Business Development Center

 

Greg Panichello, Lisa Brumbaugh

2/2/18

Launching an e-Commerce Store: How to Know When You are Ready and How to Make it Happen

 

Cassie Wandersee

1/5/18

Kansas Healthy Food Initiative

 

David Procter

12/1/17

Growing Kansas Agritourism

 

Sue Stringer

11/3/17

USDA Rural Development Financing for Local Communities and Businesses

 

Jessica Bowser

10/6/17

How K-State Can Help Your Small Business Develop its E-Commerce Capacity

 

Heather Morgan

9/1/17

What Can Land of Kansas Do For Your Small Business?

 

Janelle Dobbins

7/7/17

The Why and How of Holding a "Supporting Small Business" Workshop

 

Cindy Evans

6/2/17

How Marketing Helps Small Businesses Grow

 

Elizabeth Collins

4/7/17

Filling Empty Buildings

 

Becky McCray

3/3/17

 

Kansas Small Business Development Center - The mission of the KSBDC is to increase economic prosperity in Kansas by helping entrepreneurs and small business owners start and grow their businesses though professional consulting, training and resources. - Fort Hays State University