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Starting a Business

There are many services available to those wishing to start or expand a business in Edwards County.  Please take advantage of as many as possible or feel free to visit the Office of Economic Development at 721 Marsh Ave., Kinsley,  620-659-2711. 

Kansas Small Business Development Center
The Kansas Small Business Development Centers were created specificall for the small business owner.  Business Start-ups and expansions can receive free business counseling services.  There are several SBDCs in the State of Kansas.  Edwards County falls under the service area of the Small Business Development Center located at the Seward Community College.  They have an outreach office in Dodge City. If you are interested in setting up an appointment for the next time they are in town call Linette Miller at 620-659-2711 or contact the SBDC directly at 620-276-9632.

Kansas Business Center
The Kansas Business Center is your official state resource for information, filings, and personal assistance to start or maintain your Kansas business. If you're thinking about starting a business, the Kansas Business Center is a one-stop-shop for the information and resources you'll need in order to do business in Kansas. So, let's get started. This site will help you look at your financing, licensing, permitting and legal options. Then, when you're up and running, the Kansas Business Center will provide you the resources to help you monitor the annual requirements that ensure your business has the opportunity to thrive.  Click the link above to be redirected to the Kansas Business Center Site.

Network Kansas
NetWork Kansas is devoted to the growth of entrepreneurship and small businesses throughout the state of Kansas. Their mission is to promote an entrepreneurial environment by providing a central portal that connects entrepreneurs and small business owners with the right resources—Expertise, Education and Economic Resources—when they are needed most. In pursuit of this mission, they partner with well-respected business development organizations and educational institutions that work with entrepreneurs and small business owners who have the vision and potential to succeed. The result is a seamless system that helps to accelerate economic and community development in Kansas.

SCORE is the nation's largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, with more than 10,000 volunteers in 300 chapters. As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE has helped more than 10 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964.