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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) provides entrepreneurs and small business owners with knowledge, tools, and resources to enhance their success. The ESU KSBDC is one of eight regional centers in Kansas.

Education Services

Courses, seminars, roundtables, and conferences are offered throughout the state. Programs include basic business skills as well as advanced and specific business management topics.

The network utilizes a wide variety of resources including Internet databases to help small businesses obtain the timely, detailed, relevant information necessary to make sound business decisions.

Consulting Services

The KSBDC network provides free, confidential, one-on-one consulting designed to develop practical solutions to business problems. Our job is one of education and guidance in such areas as:

  • 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)

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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

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.