Grow Your Business in Kansas

Looking to launch the next great business idea? Look no further than Kansas. Kansas combines a superior quality of life with a rich network of small business resources. Supported by the Kansas Department of Commerce and the Kansas Center for Entrepreneurship (d.b.a. NetWork Kansas), entrepreneurs who want to start a new business or grow an existing business in Kansas are provided a number of small business opportunities and free entrepreneurship resources including:

No state income tax for most businesses
No state income tax on Partnerships, Limited Liability Corporations, Limited Liability Partnerships, Sole Proprietorships and Subchapter-S Corporations that have elected at the federal level to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

Eligibility for Tax Incentives and Student Loan Repayment
Qualifying individuals moving to a Rural Opportunity Zone county can access Kansas state income tax waivers for up to five years and student loan repayment assistance up to $15,000.

Business growth assistance from small business experts
Technical assistance from a network of more than 500 resource partners, including small business development centers, certified development companies and the state’s entrepreneurship centers. A statewide business referral center operated by NetWork Kansas is available at no cost to take questions from entrepreneurs regarding all aspects of starting or growing a business and will make connections to resource partner organizations in the best position to assist.

Low-interest gap funding
Kansas entrepreneurs can apply to NetWork Kansas for business funding. Several loan programs that can match public and private investment are available to help Kansas businesses capitalize projects.

Innovative business growth programs
Unique pilot programs, including the Kansas Economic Gardening Network, which provides customized marketing assistance to the CEOs of growth companies, connect Kansas businesses with opportunities to turn successful businesses into high-growth companies.

For more information on the resources and people available to help your small business succeed, please contact the NetWork Kansas referral center toll-free at 877-521-8600, via email at or visit