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Kansas Small Business Development Center

We provide small businesses and entrepreneurs with tools to succeed

The Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) is focused on supporting and assisting entrepreneurs and small business owners across the state. Whether it’s an existing business looking to grow sales, a start-up trying to get off the ground, or working with a buyer or seller, we provide our clients with quality, professional, and personal care in a confidential setting. This includes advising and education services aimed at enhancing the success of our clients.

Advising Services

The KSBDC network provides free, confidential, one-on-one advising designed to develop practical solutions to business problems. Areas in which the KSBDC can assist clients include:

  • Business plan assistance
  • Financial projection development
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Marketing plan development
  • Human Resources
  • Sources of capital and financing
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Product costs analysis and pricing
  • Advertising strategies
  • Sales technique
  • Succession Planning
  • Business valuation (Cost associated with this service of a written valuation report is required. Informal estimates are free of charge.)
  • Exporting

If interested in using the services of the KSBDC, the About Us page includes information about the different centers. We would suggest scheduling an appointment to meet with us. As a first time client, there are some helpful forms you can complete before you meet with an advisor to make the most of your time together.

Education Services

Using a mix of in-person and online events, we provide helpful tips and approaches on a wide variety of topics that businesses need. Online classes as well as on-the-ground classes, workshops, and seminars are open to anyone that is interested in improving their business performance, starting a business, or exploring a business idea. These are offered at low cost or no cost.

Make sure to visit the KSBDC Training Events page to find out more about training available throughout the state. Our e-Center Training & Events page displays upcoming training events.

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About US

Learn about the SBDC and the services we offer.

About Us page
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Business forms

Find links to helpful business forms.

Business Forms page


Find links to helpful resources for small businesses.

Resources page

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Contact Us

Emporia State University
Kansas Small Business Development Center
1 Kellogg Circle
Campus Box 4046
1428 Merchant
Emporia, Kansas 66801

Telephone: (620) 341-5308
FAX: 620-341-5418



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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration