Other Resources

Largest Employers in Pratt County

Resource partners

Local Libraries
Pratt Public Library – website 
Linda Hunt Pratt Community College Library – website

Resources to bookmark and use regularly

  • IRS Small Business Video Portal – link
  • Kansas Business Center website
    The official state resource for information, filings, and personal assistance to start or maintain your Kansas business.
  • Wichita SCORE website
    A resource partner of SBA, SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. Find an experienced mentor to help you today.
  • Office of Minority & Women Business Development website
    Information and resources for business seeking certification as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, Minority Business Enterprise, or Women Business Enterprise.
  • Small Business Association website | Facebook | Twitter
    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 Small Business Resource Guide – link
  • Wichita State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) website  
    Low cost training seminars, FREE one-on-one counseling services, and a website packed with information and portals to help you with all aspects of business development.
  • Getting Started General Startup Guides | Formation & Permits | Business Plan Development
  • The Entrepreneur’s Path – A Handbook for High-growth Companies by i2E – link
  • MasterCard Business Planning Tools – link
  • Online Business Courses – How to Start & Build a Business – link
  • Start Your Own Business Courses through SBDC Store – link
    Courses include: Start Your Own Small Business, Marketing Your Business on the Internet, Creating a Successful Business Plan, Start & Operate Your Own Home-Based Business, Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring, and many more
  • Small & Medium Enterprise Toolkit – link
  • Formation & Permits- Choosing a Business Entity: The Incorporation Wizard – link
  • Understanding the Different Business Structures- State of Kansas website: – link
  • Common Business Licenses/Permits in Kansas (partial list) – link

Business Plan Development

  • Business Plan Templates from SCORE – link
  • How to Write a Business Plan from SBA – link
  • Sample Business Plans for Specific Industries – link

Growing & Second Stage Companies

  • Are You a Second Stage Growth Company? – link
    Second-stage companies are those that have grown past the startup stage but have not grown to maturity. They have enough employees to exceed the comfortable control span of one owner/CEO and benefit from adding professional managers, but they do not yet have a full-scale professional management team.
  • Innovation Management Maturity Assessment – link
    Rate your organization’s performance across core competencies and management dimensions to gain insight

Marketing & Research

  • 3/50 Project – link
    If 50% of the employed population spent $50 each month in locally owned independent businesses, it would generate over $42 billion in revenue. If you are a small independently owned business, take advantage of this philosophy in your marketing materials.
  • Fintel Financial Scorecard – link
    Benchmark financial performance against similar-sized businesses in your industry
  • Primary Market Research 101 – link
  • SizeUp – link
    Tools to benchmark your businesses against your competitors

 Miscellaneous Resources

  • Cash Flow Calculator – link
  • Investment & Business Calculators – link
  • James J. Hill Business Reference Library – link