Business Development

The McPherson Chamber is a resource in providing services and programs that contribute to the start-up and growth of businesses.  Maintaining an attractive business climate for both small and large business is essential to the success of any community.  The Chamber takes a leading role in efforts to creating a conducive business environment for existing business – both large and small.

Our Partners in Business Development:

  • McPherson County Small Business Development Association (620) 480-9137
  • McPherson Main Street
  • McPherson Industrial Development Corporation
  • GoMcPherson
  • Network Kansas is growing an entrepreneurial environment in Kansas by cultivating resources to start and grow small businesses. We are a statewide network of non-profit business-building resources that help entrepreneurs and small business owners startup and grow successful businesses.
  • South Central Kansas Economic Development Division (SCKEDD) Provides crucial capital for Kansas entrepreneurs unable to gain traditional commercial loans in the State of Kansas. SCKEDD’s grants writing team partners with local communities to attain grants to improve the quality of life, attract new businesses, accelerate job growth, and encourage new private development.
  • Kansas Small Business Development Center at WSU Offers confidential, no-cost advising to help you start or grow your business.
    We also offer over 75 training events each year to support you with all aspects of your work.
  • Kansas Department of Commerce Supporting economic development in Kansas. The Kansas Department of Commerce administers programs and services to support businesses, grow the economy and improve the quality of life across Kansas.
  • Kansas Department of Agriculture– The department works for the entire Kansas agriculture sector, including farmers, ranchers, food establishments and agribusinesses. The department is dedicated to providing support and assistance to make Kansas businesses successful and encouraging more farms, ranches and other agriculture business to expand in or relocate to Kansas.
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) Works to ignite change and spark action so small businesses can confidently start, grow, expand, or recover. Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.
  • SBA Business Guide Link -Guides to Plan your business, Launch your business, Manage your business, and Grow your business
  • Small Business Development Center  Provide counseling and training to small businesses including working with the SBA to develop and provide informational tools to support business start-ups and existing business expansion.
  • SCORE Business Mentoring  The nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses plan, launch, manage and grow. SCORE is a nonprofit organization that is driven to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and educational workshops.
  • Kansas Business One Stop – This FREE tool helps entrepreneurs navigate the steps necessary to start a business in Kansas. It has everything from business licensing to funding. Whether your business is getting started, making changes, growing, or expanding, the Kansas Business One Stop is your one-stop-shop for interacting with Kansas Government.