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"Growing Kansas Entrepreneurs" is the goal of the KSBDC.  We accomplish this goal by assisting established firms, growth companies, and start-up enterprises to meet the challenges in today's evolving global marketplace.


Small Business Development Center

The KSBDC in Southeast Kansas is a REGIONAL resource and support center for the small business person.  Any individual interested in starting a small business or existing small business firm may receive assistance from the KSBDC.  There are no charges for our services, however, there may be fees charged to cover costs associated with training courses.



The Mission of the Pittsburg State University Kansas Small Business Development Center is to facilitate small business development and subsequent economic growth throughout Southeastern Kansas.  We provide start-up and existing businesses with assistance in planning, financing, budgeting, management and operations.


We offer the following:                                                     We DO NOT offer the following:

                        Business Planning                                                       Money for loan or grant

                        Financial projection development                                   Do the work for you

                        Cash flow analysis                                                      

                        Market plan development

                        Sources of capital and financing

                        Product cost analysis and pricing

                        Advertising strategies

                        Sales technique

                        Patent process

                        Human resources

                        Limited grant research


        SBA-color '15              KDOC                ASBDC '15               

The U. S. Small Business Administration provides federal funding for the operation of the KSBDC.  In order to qualify for these federal funds, the KSBDC must provide matching funds equal to the federal funds provided.  Local cash match in an amount not less than 50 percent of federal funding is required.  The remainder may be indirect or in-kind match.  The Kansas Department of Commerce and the eight host colleges and universities and the hosts of the outreach centers provide local cash match.

Our outreach center was initially established in collaboration with six Southeast Kansas Community Colleges -- Allen Community College, Iola; Coffeyville Community College; Fort Scott Community College; Independence Community College; Labette Community College, Parsons; and Neosho County Community College, Chanute -- and Emporia State University.