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Kansas Small Business Development Center

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

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Kansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

The Kansas PTAC, located at WSU, is ready to help your business secure government contracts. They provide individualized counseling and informative training seminars about timely contracting issues and the latest guidelines to help you learn how the procurement system can work for you. They also assist in developing a government marketing strategy and identifying agencies that purchase your product/service.

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U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers resources for starting a business. 

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NetWork Kansas Matching Loans Programs

NetWork Kansas matching loan programs are designed to support private capital by providing matching funds to assist startups and existing businesses that are expanding. A variety of loan programs are offered based on geography, matching loan amounts, and project need.

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SBA Grant Funding Programs

SBA provides limited small business grants and grants to states and eligible community organizations to promote entrepreneurship.

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SBA Disaster Assistance Loans

SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

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SCORE Wichita

SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals.

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City of Wichita Economic Development

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The City's Economic Development department supports businesses in a variety of ways. Learn more about their financial assistance, economic incentives, and support for businesses by clicking the link below, or getting in contact with the department directly.

Location: City Hall, 455​ N Main, 13th Floor, Wichita, KS 67202​

Phone: (316) 268-4524

Hours: 8am-5pm (M-F)

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City of Wichita Finance Department

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The City's Finance Department helps businesses and potential City vendors navigate the registration, contracting, invoicing, and payment processes for City contract opportunities. 

Location: City Hall, 12th Floor, 455​ N Main, Wichita, KS 67202

Phone: (316) 268-4300

Hours: 8am-5pm (M-F)

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Wichita Independent Business Association

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WIBA connects people, provides expertise, opportunities and an influential voice to help businesses thrive.

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NetWork Kansas

NetWork Kansas is growing an entrepreneurial environment in Kansas by cultivating resources to start and grow small businesses. We are a statewide network of non-profit business-building resources that help entrepreneurs and small business owners startup and grow successful businesses.

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Empower Evergreen

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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.

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Greater Wichita Partnership

The Greater Wichita Partnership aligns resources and focuses the business community on common strategies that fast-forward economic development and growth in Wichita and South Central Kansas. Their work is focused on three priority areas - jobs, talent and quality of place - to fast-forward growth.

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Create Campaign, Inc.

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Create Campaign, Inc. activates urban entrepreneurs in Kansas to launch, innovate and grow. 


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Kansas Department of Commerce (KDC)

The Kansas Department of Commerce (KDC) offers resources to help start and grow your business.

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PROPEL District 1 Loan Fund

The PROPEL District 1 Loan Fund is a low-interest, short-term revolving loan program. The fund serves as another resource to help make access to capital more readily available to businesses located in Wichita City Council District 1. The microloan program helps provide general working capital to qualifying small businesses.

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Create Capital Fund

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This fund offers short-term microloans in the amounts of $2,500 to $25,000 to qualified minority business owners, who may not otherwise qualify for traditional lending, to grow their businesses while also improving their financial profile. Business owners who qualify may use the funds to purchase inventory, equipment, materials and other supplies necessary to grow their enterprises.

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Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce is the dedicated champion for our more than 1,400 business members and their employees. The Chamber’s volunteer leadership and staff allocate the organization’s resources to advance a competitive business environment that gives members a distinct advantage in achieving business objectives.

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Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (WHCC)

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The mission of the Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (WHCC) is to provide value to the Hispanic and general business communities by fostering mutually beneficial communication, education, and relationships. 

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Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce

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Through the creation of partnerships, resources, and initiatives, the Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce aims to support entrepreneurs, community concerns, and business organizations in developing and growing Black enterprises.

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