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Kansas Small Business Development Center About

Increasing economic prosperity in Kansas

Helping entrepreneurs and small businesses start and grow


KSBDC Network increases economic prosperity in Kansas by helping entrepreneurs and small businesses start and grow through professional counseling, training, and resources.

ESU KSBDC is one of eight regional centers in Kansas. Any small business and entrepreneurs located or intending to locate within the service area may receive assistance from ESU KSBDC. This center provides service to the businesses in the following counties:

  • Morris
  • Marion
  • Chase
  • Lyon
  • Osage
  • Coffey
  • Butler
  • Greenwood
  • Elk
  • Cowley
  • Chautauqua

Consulting Services

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
  • Technology commercialization
  • Succession planning

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.


SBDCnet is a great resource for Small Business Information and Industry Research

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