The mission statement of the NEJC Chamber is “Helping small businesses grow.” As such we want to offer a variety of resources and connections to businesses in our community. The following organizations strive to help businesses of any size from start-ups to large companies.
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The Enterprise Center in Johnson County is a non-profit organization that connects entrepreneurs with the resources they need to grow and scale. We select local entrepreneurs in their early stages of development and provide them with support, financial education, mentoring, consulting and affordable work space to position them for venture development and commercialization. (http://www.ecjc.com/about/)
Johnson County Community College’s Continuing Education branch offers more than 2,600 courses and programs that enhance career development and personal enrichment. Non-credit courses and contract training increase knowledge and skills while boosting job productivity and career potential. Traditional credits are not earned toward a degree, but you may earn CEUs (continuing education units), certifications and licensure within various professional education programs.
The KSBDC increases economic prosperity in Kansas by helping entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses through professional one-on-one consulting, training workshops and other resources. Click here to see their brochure.
The Johnson County Library offers a variety of business research resources. These include a small business reference center, a searchable directory of local businesses and residences, and access to business publications and news journals from throughout the country.
KCSourceLink helps aspiring startups and established small businesses find the right business resource to start, scale or accelerate. Our network Resource Partners provide a wide range of business-related services, including: Business Planning, Loans/Financing, Marketing/Sales, Licenses/Permits, Startups, Product Development, Training Classes, Government Contracts, Operations (Source: http://www.kcsourcelink.com/about-us/about-kcsourcelink)
Think Big Partners helps companies grow faster, smarter and more efficiently through our network of in-house services, community members and national partners. We push the boundaries of the status quo and help entrepreneurs create game changing companies and technologies. (Source: http://thinkbigpartners.com/who-we-are/)
Kauffman FastTrac is a global provider of training that equips aspiring and established entrepreneurs with the business skills and insights, tools, resources, and peer networks necessary to start and grow successful businesses. Kauffman FastTrac was created by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the largest foundation in the world devoted to entrepreneurship. (Source: http://fasttrac.org/About.aspx)