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205 F St. Ste. 165
Phillipsburg, KS 67661


PO Box 604
Phillipsburg, KS 67661

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Entrepreneurs are people who turn ideas into reality, charging directly into the headwinds to create something of value where there was no value before. 
                                                                                         E.M.Kauffman Foundation

Whether you are a veteran entrepreneur or thinking about starting your first business, you don't have to "go-it-alone". There are many resources available to you to not only help start your company but to ensure that you have the tools necessary for continued success.

We recommend that you contact the PCED office before you get started. Our staff can offer advice and information to help get you started and continue along your road to success.


SBA: 10 steps to start your business

Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions, and completing a series of legal activities. This website gives you up-to-date and relevant information to help guide you through the process. 

For more information: Visit Website

NetWork Kansas: Steps To Success. A Step-By-Step Guide to Starting a Business

A downloadable PDF publication by NetWork Kansas. A comprehensive and systematic handbook providing an overview to process of starting a company within the State of Kansas.

For more information: Visit Website

America’s SBDC, Kansas: Business Plan Creator tool.

Developed by KSBDC and through a co-operative agreement with SBA, this tool is a detailed and highly pragmatic approach to creating a business plan for starting or developing your company. 

For more information: Visit Website

NetWork Kansas: Referral Center/Resource Navigator

NetWork Kansas is a statewide network of connected non-profit business-building resources that help entrepreneurs and small business owners

For more information: Visit Website


Conventional Funding: Our local lenders are more than happy to assist you with sourcing the funds you require for your project. 

Farmers National Bank - Visit Website
Farmers State Bank - Visit Website
First National Bank & Trust - Visit Website
Golden Plains Credit Union - Visit Website

For more information about SBA lending: Visit Website

NetWork Kansas Funding: E-Community

E-Community: Gap finance (higher risk) Available through PCED. $75,000 max, 3.25% fixed

Download information/application: View PDF

NetWork Kansas Funding: StartUp Kansas

Supplemental Gap finance (higher risk) Available through PCED. $45,000 max. Matches terms of partner loan – Min 5%

For more information: Contact PCED

PCED Business Funding

PCED Loan: Matching low interest gap funds (higher risk) $45,000 max. 

Download information/application: View PDF

Commercial Real Estate:

Neighborhood Revitalization Plan (NRP) property tax rebate program.  

Sliding rebate program for property tax on improved real estate that increases in value by more than $10,000.  

Download information/application: Neighborhood Revitalization Plan (PDF)

                                                             NRP Application to Qualify and to Participate (PDF)

Commercial Revitalization Program (CRP)

Funding program to assist retail and service businesses within Phillips County to enhance their storefront.

Download information/application: View PDF

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