March news & updates
What's Inside:
  • Women's History Month - Women Owned Business Resources
  • Encountering Innovation Registration Information
  • Client Spotlight
  • Upcoming Training Events
Women-Owned Business Resources
Your Kansas SBDC is a great resource for women business owners. Whether an existing business looking to grow sales or a start-up trying to get off the ground, we provide quality professional and personal care. A majority of our services come at no cost to the Client. Save yourself some time and frustration and contact us today to get started.

Office of Women's Business Ownership (OWBO) helps women entrepreneurs through programs coordinated by the SBA district offices.

SBA's 8(a) Program helps socially or economically disadvantaged business owners better access the market. Learn more here. Access the Kansas SBDC webinar library to learn more about the 8(a) Program here..
SBDC Day 2021 - March 17

SBDC Day is a national movement to share the successes of the nation's dreamers, innovators, and doers -- America's small business owners. Nearly 1,000 SBDC centers across the country and hundreds of thousands of clients will celebrate the small business community at large.

Join in on the #SBDCDAY Celebration!
Here are the ways you can share!

  • Share how the SBDC has impacted your business. Use the hashtag #KSSBDC and #SBDCDay, or connect with the Kansas SBDC on FacebookTwitter, or LinkedIn. Visit our Facebook page on March 17th and share how the Kansas SBDC has helped! Share this post for a shoutout in a future post. You shout out, we shout out!

  • Give your SBDC Consultant a shout-out! The Kansas SBDC has advisors all across Kansas who are dedicated to helping your small business succeed. Has your advisor made a difference in your business? Send them a quick note and reach out to say hello!

  • Tune in to our Facebook page on March 17th and share our video on how the SBDC can help small businesses. For every small business that shares our video, we will give you a special shout-out on Facebook!
Encountering Innovation Registration
Encountering Innovation Conference is a program brought to you by America's SBDC - Kansas; offering opportunities for innovators, government tech scouts, and manufacturing & technology companies to collaborate with each other for Commercialization and Contracting purposes.

The Conference will be held June 6-9, 2022 Located at Johnson County Community College (and available online)

To register, click here.
Kansas SBDC Client Shout Out
Friction Beer Company
Friction Beer Company was established in 2017 by Brent Anderson and Nathan Ryerson. Since then, Friction Beer Company has expanded their business into a brand that not only offers quality beer in a taproom experience, but also online merchandise as well.

But, with great success comes great responsibility and Brent and Nathan took a few responsible steps behind the scenes to ensure that they would deliver the best service and products to their customers.  
On their journey as business partners, Brent and Nathan reached out to the Kansas Small Business Development Center for assistance. Brent noted, “John and his team were not only personally invested and generous with their time, but his experience made us feel that much more confident when we jointly arrived at a good place with our projections.”  
They also shared a piece of advice for those that may be wanting to start a new business of their own. 
“Be patient,” said Brent. “As good as your idea and potential may be, it’s going to take longer than you expect and cost more than you expect.”  
Upcoming Virtual & In-Person Events
Virtual events (Free unless noted)

In-Person (Free unless noted)

To register for our upcoming virtual and in-person events, click here
Parting Note: We would like to wish Mindy Lee best wishes on her new career.  Mindy started with the Kansas SBDC at Washburn and then moved to the Kansas SBDC at Pittsburg State eventually joining our State Marketing group, most recently as PR & Events manager. Viewers of our Video Library videos will see Mindy hosting quite a few of our videos, including some of her own Marketing Seminars. Mindy recently accepted a marketing position with a publishing firm in Topeka and we wish her continued success and happiness!  Thanks Mindy!
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