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Small Business Resources

/Small Business Resources
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  • Topeka and Shawnee County First Opportunity Fund: The Topeka and Shawnee County First Opportunity Fund is a not-for-profit organization certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury as a Community Development Financial institution, of CDFI. CDFIs exists to provide financial, educational and consultation resources for the improvement of low-income areas.
  • Washburn Small Business Development Center
  • SBA: SBA offers a variety of programs and support services to help you navigate the issues you face with your initial applications, and resources to help after you open for business.
  • Kansas SBDC: Each Regional SBDC is staffed by professionals with the knowledge and business experience to provide expert counseling and training. Our staff has a wide variety of business experience in many different functional areas and industries. Centers may also utilize faculty, graduate students, volunteers and representatives from business and industry.
  • Topeka Score
  • Venturize – Small Business Loan Tool: Venturize is free to use and is funded by Sam’s Club Giving with a goal to reduce the number of predatory loans to small businesses by 2020.  Users of Venturize can print the loan calculator and take it to a counselor or banker for discussion.
  • Connect 2 Capital – Small Business Loan Tool: Connect 2 Capital is a pilot program to serve as a match making engine for small businesses who are declined by lenders. Small businesses can check if they will pre-qualify for mission based funding.  They are hoping to have lenders refer denied small business loan applicants to them.