Grow my business

Expand. Improve. Grow my business.

As a small business owner  interested in growing, expanding, or improving the profitability of an existing business we invite you to connect with the Kansas Small Business Development Center (Kansas SBDC) network.

The Kansas SBDC network provides existing Kansas small businesses, start-ups, and pre-venture entrepreneurs with confidential no-cost business consulting and resources for every stage of the business life cycle. Our team brings expertise from a variety of industries to help your business. All services are confidential and consulting is free of charge.

The Kansas SBDC assists your business at every stage of development and transition.

chart from innovator to succession business life stages

Grow my business with the KSBDC

While we have been perceived as a network that only works with entrepreneurs interested in starting a business, several of our clients are existing businesses. We’ve worked with clients to help them  successfully reorganize, acquire new businesses, and transition to new ownership.

We use a variety of resources to assist businesses to improve profitability, manage financial performance, and help business owners learn how their performance compares to the rest of their industry. We assist with in-depth market research – research that’s invaluable to clients interested in expanding to new markets. And we simplify the process of using a variety of government resources through our network of economic development partners.

Even though our services are confidential, clients often provide us with permission to tell their stories and share their experiences with the KSBDC. Here are a few quotes from clients that benefited from working with the KSBDC:

From seminars to the later reviews of my business plan, the KSBDC has been a very valuable resource and an important factor in our success. -Jeff Gill, owner, Tallgrass Brewing Company, Manhattan

KSBDC was very helpful with suggestions and helped us come up with a business plan to obtain the financing we needed to purchase a building, renovate, and expand inventory. -Shawn Markley, owner, Audio Video Concepts, Ottawa

Prior to starting, and along the way, the KSBDC has remained a vital part of our decision making process to help us succeed. It is an invaluable resource. -Troy Lott, Todd Schwartz, Health Balderston, owners, Intake Studios, Wichita

How do I start using your services?

To get started, contact your local KSBDC center. If you already know that you need a business plan, take advantage of our online Business Plan Tool.

Helpful forms to review and complete before your KSBDC visit include: Initial Assessment Form, request for counseling, and Summary of Money Needs forms.

Have more questions about how we can help?

Explore our specialty services including business continuity, business valuation, SBIR/STTR grant funding preparation, and more.