Business Learning Opportunities

The Flint Hills Region is home to over 7,500 unique businesses that help make our region the place we call home. Whether you are thinking of joining our Flint Hills business family or are already one of our beloved Flint Hills businesses, there are learning resources for you.

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Women own or co-own 45% of all businesses in the United States. Ascent is a free learning platform launched by the Small Business Administration for women entrepreneurs.


The mission of BRITE Center is to cultivate and assist small businesses involved in innovation or technology, and those with potential for exporting, in order to generate economic prosperity for our region. Key activities of the BRITE Center include delivering high-level advising and educational programs, collaborating with partners and serving as a conduit to resources and capital.


The Kansas SBDC at Emporia State University provides no-cost, confidential, one-on-one advising services to entrepreneurs and small businesses. We also offer low-cost or no-cost workshops on a variety of business topics.


Whether you're looking to start a small business or expand your current one, SBA's digital learning platform has everything you need to educate yourself on entrepreneurial best practices and available financing options.

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