Kansas Small Business Development Center at JCCC (SBDC)

The Kansas Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Johnson County Community College provides business assistance to aspiring and existing small business owners in Johnson, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas through low cost training events and no-charge one-on-one business counseling.


The Kansas Small Business Development Center at Johnson County Community College offers quality training and educational programs at reasonable fees. Courses and seminars taught by experienced instructors provide the “how tos” of operating a business. Categories of training include: accounting, financials, taxes, marketing, strategy and leadership development and help with starting a small business.


The SBDC also helps owners address the challenges of today’s business world through a no-charge, one-on-one business counseling service. Center counselors help solve business problems or plan for new market opportunities. Together, the owner(s) and the counselor will develop a plan of action. Whether the issue is business planning or cash-flow management, the KSBDC counselors, who are experienced business owners and consultants, can assist in determining solutions. This program works by appointment with aspiring and existing small business owners in Johnson, Miami or Wyandotte counties.


Some of the specific ways the SBDC can assist your business include:


Small Business Management

  • Developing a business or strategic plan
  • Providing professional business analysis
  • Discussing exit strategies and succession planning
  • Assisting with human resource issues

 Growth Strategies

  • Determining the feasibility of exporting
  • Analyzing the cost and pricing for a new product
  • Determining the feasibility of a new market or second location
  • Taking a financial inventory to determine growth potential and capital needs
  • Determining the feasibility of government procurement


  • Identifying marketing strategies
  • Understanding Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Identifying target market segments
  • Understanding the use of social media in small business

 Financial Analysis

  • Understanding and using financial statements
  • Assisting with the development of cash flow projections
  • Identifying profit retention and maximization opportunities
  • Exploring financing options and assisting in developing financial plans for banks and investors

Through a partnership with NASBITE the Kansas Small Business Development Center at JCCC is able to provide a series of no-cost exporting classes through Trade Passport at no cost: https://www.trade-passport.org/.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training

Operations and Logistics

  • Freight and Distribution
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Import and Export Assistance

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Trade Education and Training


  • Competitive Analysis
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research

Tax Services

  • State and Federal Tax Training

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Business Management Training
  • International Trade Training
  • Human Resources Training
  • Trade Education and Training
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Startup Classes

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Startup Business Counseling (Specialty)
  • Startup Classes

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing an Existing Business
  • Valuation


  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)
Contact Information
Valerie Reese
12345 College Boulevard
RC 240
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 469-2547