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The Center for Entrepreneurship’s Growing Rural Businesses (GRB) program is a 11-week certificate program that provides practical, applied knowledge customized for the specific needs of rural businesses. Offered throughout the state, sessions cover topics such as market research, vendor relationships, financials, and advertising strategy.

These programs are presented by the Center for Entrepreneurship in collaboration with NetWork Kansas and local economic development agencies. Tuition fees will include all materials, resource guide and refreshments. Participants who attend at least nine of the sessions will be awarded an entrepreneurial certificate.

For more information, contact Wendy Veatch, Director of Outreach Programming, WSU Center for Entrepreneurship at (316) 978-5219 or wendy.veatch@wichita.edu.


Upcoming Program

The Center for Entrepreneurship is now offering its Growing Rural Businesses Entrepreneurial Certificate Program in Clay County beginning January 29, 2015.

When:
Thursdays, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Where:
Clay Center Medical Center
Hospital Education Room

Cost:
$250 (entire program) or $50 per session
Early Bird Registration Discount if registered for entire series before December 11

Registration:

Online Form

Mail-in Form

Local Contact:
Lori Huber,  Executive Director at Clay County Economic Development Group
P: (785) 632-5974
E: clayks@eaglecom.net


Current Program

Featured below are photos from the 2014 Fall Growing Rural Businesses Entrepreneurial Certificate Program in Colby County

Colby County Program Line-Up

For a local Colby contact, reach Christy Preston, Thomas County Economic Development Alliance Executive Director, at (785) 460-4511 or christy@thomascounty.com.


In the words of previous GRB participants

Growing Rural Businesses participants share the benefits this program has provided to them and the skills to further strengthen and sustain their rural businesses and communities.

Read testimonials


Past Programs

Featured here are photos from previous GRB programs in Augusta, Greensburg, and Dodge City, KS.