Success stories – No one tells our story better than our clients.
It’s for this reason that we thought it would be most interesting for you, to hear our story in our clients’ own words.
Each year, at a minimum, sixteen businesses from across our state are chosen to highlight both the impact of small business in our Kansas communities and the impact of our collaboration with these same businesses. Since 1983, we’ve help tens of thousands of businesses just like these with access to capital, business plan development, and financial analysis, including cash flow projection and evaluation. In 2012 alone we helped more than 11,000 businesses and entrepreneurs reach their goals through effective one-on-one consulting at no cost to the business as well as low-cost, high-impact training.
By guiding small businesses through strategic planning, and marketing implementation planning, our clients have reported a significant impact on their business in the form of profitable business expansion, increased sales, job expansion and retention – outcomes that show in their stories.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) network and what we do you might wonder how we can provide this assistance to small businesses and not charge for consulting. That’s a valid question. Your state and federal tax dollars, along with our local higher education hosts and other partners, make it possible for any Kansas small business to work with our team from across the state.
Think of us as the team that supports the job creators and the difference makers. The team that understands the importance of growing Kansas entrepreneurs here at home. As taxpayers ourselves, we work hard to make your tax dollars work. In 2012, we achieved a return of $16.29 to the state and federal economy for every $1 of state and federal tax dollars invested in the Kansas Small Business Development Center (Kansas SBDC) network.
We could talk all day about what we do, but we won’t. Instead, we invite you to learn more about how we help small business by spending the next few minutes reading the Kansas SBDC Existing and Emerging Small Business Awards Program 2014 or watch a collection of stories on our YouTube Channel from our Kansas entrepreneurs.
Greg Panichello, Kansas SBDC State Director
Miss our 2014 program? Here’s the video on our YouTube Channel.