WSU Metropolitan Complex
Home to the WSU KSBDC
Are you ready to start a new business?
We will help you turn your business idea into reality.
Are you ready to grow your business?
We will work with you to increase your profits.
Are you ready for training?
We offer over 150 workshops every year on topics of common interest.
We also will develop customized training for you and your staff.
Last year, our clients started 80 businesses, created 663 full and part time jobs, and generated over $70 million in sales. Enjoy some of their success stories.
Guide to Starting or Expanding a Business in South Central Kansas
Many government agencies and membership organizations would like to help you start, expand or grow your business. "Your Guide to Starting or Expanding a Business in South Central Kansas" provides an overview of these groups. Your KSBDC consultant will help you identify which groups will be able to best assist you with your current needs.
We look forward to working with you!
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Funded by the Kansas Department of Commerce and hosted by Wichita State University.
Accredited member of America's Small Business Development Centers
The WSU KSBDC Program
The mission of the KSBDC is to increase economic prosperity in Kansas by helping entrepreneurs and small business owners start and grow their businesses through professional consulting, training and resources.
The KSBDC network helps small businesses compete and prosper in today's highly competitive global economy. Eight regional and two outreach centers combine the resources of professional staff, the state's best educational institutions, the private sector, and government to provide high quality, one-to-one, business management consulting, education programs, and practical information that enables small businesses to develop and thrive.
The WSU KSBDC is staffed by trained professionals with the knowledge and experience needed to provide expert counseling and training. They provide assistance in addressing the myriad of problems inherent in the start up phase and operations of small businesses.
Consulting. The WSU KSBDC provides free, individual consulting designed to find practical solutions to business problems. Our role is one of education and guidance. A representative sample of these services includes:
Education. Courses, seminars and conferences are conducted throughout the state at locations convenient to the small business community. Programs teach basic business skills as well as more advanced and specific business management. Topics include:
Any existing small business firm or individual interested in starting a business may receive assistance from the KSBDC. Consulting services are free! Workshops are free or offered for an affordable rate to cover expenses.
The WSU KSBDC office is located on the SE corner of 29th Street and Oliver in the WSU Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Contact us to schedule an appointment at (316) 978-3193 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These services are provided by the WSU KSBDC in the north and south central Kansas counties of:
This Cooperative Agreement is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA's funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.