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Start and Grow Your Business in Wichita

Work With Wichita

Start a Business

Starting a new business is a significant commitment. Learn about what you need to do by clicking below.

Get started

Get Ready to Work with Wichita

Want to work with the City? Find out what you need to do by clicking below.

Get ready to work

Vendor Registration

Do you offer a commodity or service? Pursue opportunities to do business with the City of Wichita and participate in bidding on contracts. 

Register as a Vendor

Find Other Contract Opportunities

Expand your business by working with other government entities, such as the County, School District, and others in the Metro Area. 

Find more opportunities

Certify Your Business

Learn about the EBE Program

The City of Wichita Emerging Business Enterprise, or EBE, certification is a race-neutral, small business preference program. The intent of the certification program is to provide increased access for small and emerging businesses to City purchasing opportunities.

EBE Certification overview

How to get EBE Certified

Apply for EBE Certification

EBE Directory

Find Other Certifications

The City works with certified businesses. Learn more about the types of certifications that are right for your business.

SBA Section 8(A)

SBA Small Disadvantaged Business

Section 3 Business Concern

Find other certifications

Find Help for Your Business

Empower Evergreen (EE) provides the Hispanic/Latino community connection to a continuum of educational opportunities, work-readiness preparation, and small business development resources in a culturally inviting, bilingual, and comfortable space.

The Kansas Small Business Development Center (SBDC), located at WSU, offers confidential, no-cost advising to help you start or grow your business.