Business Assistance

Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a federal partnership program with the SBA, hosted regionally by Seward County Community College. The Center provides free and confidential professional management assistance, training, business information and resource referrals to both existing and potential business owners.

Phone: 620-417-1955 Fax: 620-275-3249 Website:

Kansas Department of Commerce
As the state’s lead economic development agency, the Kansas Department of Commerce strives to empower individuals, businesses and communities to achieve prosperity in Kansas. Under the leadership of Secretary of Commerce Pat George, the Department comprises a variety of programs and services that create jobs, attract new investment, provide workforce training, encourage community development and promote the state as a wonderful place to live and work. Website:

Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center
MAMTC is a non-profit organization created to improve manufacturing competitiveness for small to medium size manufacturers. Assistance available includes one-on-one consultation, training, workshops, industry networks, technology searches and other resources to help improve quality, reduce costs and increase productivity.

Phone: 800-653-4333 Website:

NetWork Kansas
NetWork Kansas develops an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kansas that connects aspiring, emerging, and established businesses to a wide network of business-building resource organizations across the state. NetWork Kansas provides small businesses and entrepreneurs with free, easy access to the resources they need to succeed.

NetWork Kansas also works with communities through its Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership to create local, sustainable funding programs as well as creating a virtual network of expertise and educational resources for entrepreneurs at the local level.