The Kansas Small Business Development Center, located at Fort Hays State University, is a great resource for entrepreneurs as well as existing businesses who are wanting to make changes.
The KSBDC has created a free business plan tool that is available online to assist entrepreneurs with the business planning process. Developing a business plan is the first stage in starting a business. The business plan tool includes: guide, templates and forms, professional video instruction, a brainstorm capturing feature, consulting assistance and 26 professional interactive tutorials. The business plan tool is available at https://businessplancreator.fhsu.edu/ksbdc/business-tools.
The KSBDC also offers classes and business development seminars at little or no cost. Their website is www.fhsu.edu/ksbdc, or you may contact the center by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 785.628.5615.
Norton City/County Economic Development is also available to assist entrepreneurs in developing a business plan. For an appointment, please contact the office at 785.874.4816 or email@example.com.
Mike Posson, Executive Director
Norton City/County Economic Development
It’s a very competitive market out there with 2% unemployment in Norton County and 3% Statewide, it can be really tough to fill those vacancies. One suggestion to maximize your exposure is to utilize all possible resources for listing your unfilled positions including www.kansasworks.com, www.nextechclassifieds.com, www.discovernorton.com and other top national sites with search engine capabilities such as Indeed and CareerBuilder.
After completing the application, please return it to the Norton County Clerk.
The following organizations or utility providers manage revolving loan funds to help new and existing businesses in Norton County. Please utilize the following contact information to receive an application. Norton City/County Economic Development is available to assist with the application process and/or business plan writing.
Northwest Kansas Economic Innovation Center
c/o Lucas Goddard
112 S. Kansas Ave, Ste 313
Norton, KS 67654
c/o Robert Wyatt
105 S Kansas Street
Norton, KS 67654
Nex-Tech / Rural Telephone Service Company, Inc.
c/o Rhonda Goddard, CFO
145 Main Street
Lenora, KS 67645
Prairie Land Electric
c/o John Atkins
1101 W Highway 36
Norton, KS 67654
c/o James Wright
1330 Canterbury Street
Hays, KS 67601
Pioneer Country Development
c/o Randall Hrabe
219 N Pomeroy Street
PO Box 248
Hill City, KS 67642
Sept. 2017: TRAVELING KANSAS is a local production from Smoky Hills Public Television that highlights communities, people and attractions across the state. This episode explores the past and present with a spotlight on the restoration of several historic buildings in Norton and the economic development efforts throughout the county.
Valley Hope of Norton (Founded in 1967) With a 50-year legacy of helping thousands of patients and families, Valley Hope is nationally-known as a trusted provider of addiction treatment and recovery support. Founded in Norton in 1967, Valley Hope provides patient-centered, compassionate treatment to people and families impacted by drug and alcohol addiction. Valley Hope’s residential treatment program includes safe, medically-monitored detoxification from drugs and alcohol, healing therapies, addiction education, family care, relapse prevention planning and long-term recovery strategies. If you or someone you know is struggling with drugs or alcohol, get help 24/7 by calling for a free, confidential assessment. Learn more about addiction, treatment and recovery by calling 1-800-544-5101 or visit https://valleyhope.org
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