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Kansas SBDC Business Consulting Services

The Kansas Small Business Development Center at JCCC offers individualized, confidential and comprehensive consulting at no charge to prospective and existing small business owners in Johnson, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas.

Kansas SBDC staff consultants are skilled small business professionals who have either owned or managed a small business. The Kansas SBDC also accesses a wide variety of independent outside consultants, JCCC faculty and other business professionals to provide the information you need to make your business successful.

Begin with a Kansas SBDC start-up workshop, which include:

  • Small Business Basics in a Day (8 a.m.-4 p.m., offered 6 times a year)
  • Business Basics: Conducting Market Research and Feasibility Analysis
  • Business Basics: Creating Financial Projections You Can Take to the Bank
  • Business Basics: Mastering the Business Plan
  • Business Basics Online

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After you have completed a start-up workshop or have a draft of your business plan, one of the Kansas SBDC's experienced small business advisors can assist you in identifying your next steps. Please complete this short assessment and an advisor will contact you.

Start-up Resources

Business Planning

Start-up Funding

Small Business Owners

Kansas SBDC consultants assist small business owners in a variety of ways. The Kansas SBDC works with existing business owners in many ways throughout the various stages of business including:

  • Start-up phase: Those first years in business
  • Becoming established:  Growth and expansion
  • Innovation:  Developing new products and strategies
  • Identifying Opportunities:  Mergers and acquisitions / selling your business
  • Troubleshooting:  Dealing with downturns
  • Planning for the Future:  Exit planning and retirement

The Kansas SBDC can assist you in the primary areas of business including: financial, marketing, operations and human resources. There are also consultants available who specialize in social media and search engine optimization. 

Tools that Kansas SBDC consultants use to assist clients include:

  • GrowthWheel – a tool for decision-making in start-up and growth companies.
  • SBDCnet – Market Research
  • ProfitCents – Financial Analysis
  • RMA – Financial Analysis
  • ProfitMastery – Understanding Your Financials/In-Depth Financial Analysis

Helping Existing Businesses

The Kansas SBDC works with existing business owners throughout the various stages of business including:

  • Startup during the first years in business
  • Becoming established through growth and expansion
  • Innovation in developing new products and market strategies
  • Identifying opportunities such as mergers and acquisitions or selling your business
  • Troubleshooting and dealing with downturns
  • Planning for the future, including exit planning and retirement

The JCCC Kansas SBDC  can help you:

  • Develop a business plan
  • Analyze financial statements
  • Develop cash flow projections
  • Prepare for investor presentations
  • Explore financing options and sources of capital
  • Develop a sales process
  • Understand your customer
  • Develop a marketing plan
  • Incorporate social media into your business
  • Understand search engine optimization
  • Analyze product cost and pricing
  • Determine the feasibility of exporting
  • Analyze inventory control procedures
  • Buy or sell a business
  • Determine the feasibility of government procurement