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Funding Your Business

Identifying potential sources of investment capital is an important part of starting and growing your business. We want to help Kansas businesses be successful by providing the right resources at the right time. How do you know if you’re ready for funding? Do you have an idea for a business? Do you currently own a business and need capital to expand? What is the right option for you? What options are available to you, based on your business stage and collateral?

These questions can be tricky, but Network Kansas can help guide you to someone who can assist.

Chat live, call or e-mail their staff of trained referral coordinators for free, personal assistance. A real, live person will discuss your query and guide you to the right resource or resources to help. The referral center is staffed M-F 8 AM-5 PM. Call (877) 521-8600 or e-mail

The following resources provide more information on sources of funding for new and existing businesses.

General Business Incentive Programs
Business Startup Financing

The financing of a business venture can come from a variety of sources. It requires careful planning and research to determine which sources may be available and appropriate for the particular business. It is extremely difficult to start a business with 100 percent financing. Lending sources often require 20 to 50 percent equity participation by the business entity. This demonstrates that the business owner is willing to risk personal resources signifying a commitment to the project.

The following list will be expanded as more programs are identified. To obtain the most current information about financing options available to startups, contact the Network Kansas referral center. The center is staffed M-F 8 AM-5 PM. Call (877) 521-8600 or e-mail

  • Beginning Farmer Loan Program
    The program assists farmers who have not previously had or who do not currently have substantial ownership interest in farmland in financing their agricultural businesses to start or keep them in farming. (from Kansas Development Finance Authority)
  • Kansas Bioscience Authority
    The KBA is investing significant resources in the dynamic bioscience industry to stimulate job growth, attract private venture capital and increase research and business investments in the state. It focuses its resources in sectors in which Kansas has national leadership and expertise, including animal health, human health, bioenergy, biomaterial and plant biology.
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