moving the conversation forward

Moving the Conversation

Moving the conversation from “What’s your cheapest product?” to “What’s your best product?” You know you’re doing things right when the conversation with your customers changes from “What’s your cheapest product?” to “What’s your best product?” When Patrick McDonald opened McDonald’s Vacuum Center in downtown Arkansas City, Kansas in 2004 he opened with an eclectic…

it's all about the right timing

It’s all about the right timing

They say that timing is everything. We’d add that knowing the right time to open a business is priceless. Rafael Figueroa know that he wanted to not only be successful in business and provide better for his family; he wanted to leave his own legacy. He knew he wanted to use his skills and experience…

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The KSBDC’s #MarchMadness

  On Selection Sunday, I thought it would be nice to give an extra shout out to our own March Madness. Each year on the second Tuesday in March, the Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) network recognizes our top seeds in the form of 16 Existing and Emerging Small Businesses of the Year. Two…

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Health Care | SBA.gov

SBA, CMS, and Small Business Majority have teamed up for a free webinar series, where small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and what it means for their business and employees. Webinar content will generally be the same each week. Upcoming webinars: Thursday, February 20 at 2:00 PM ET: Click to…

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Entrepreneurs to Speak at Fort Hays State University

Michael Farmer and Joseph Galante, two technology entrepreneurs will share their stories on November 21 as part of Fort Hays State University the College and Business’ Entrepreneur Direct speaker series. Farmer and Galante will present from 10:30-11:45 a.m. in the Robbins Center’s Eagle Communication Hall. The presentation is free and open to students, faculty, and…