The Kansas SBDC at JCCC is monitoring the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program for small businesses in Kansas.
If you have suffered substantial economic injury and are one of the following types of businesses located in a declared disaster area
(note: as of 3/21/2020, Kansas is eligible!), you may be eligible for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL):
- Small Business
- Small agricultural cooperative
- Most private nonprofit organizations
Counselors are working virtually and can meet with you via Zoom or phone to answer your questions and help you develop strategies. Feel free to contact your advisor to set up an appointment.
If you are not yet a client, use this online client intake form.
The Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) offers quality training and educational programs at reasonable fees. Courses and seminars taught by experienced instructors provide the "how to's" of operating a business. Categories of training include: Accounting, Financials & Taxes; Marketing; Strategy & Leadership Development; Starting a Small Business.
The KSBDC 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 KSBDC 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
- 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
- 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/