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FREE YMCA Job Prep Program for Teens

YMCA Teen Job Prep Wichita

The Greater Wichita YMCA offers a program for older teens that can help them land a job, be an awesome employee, and manage the money they’ll begin making. The Strong Communities campaign funds the FREE program and will provide participants with training on how to complete a job application, dress for success, handle an interview, and […]

Wichita Trick or Treat and Fall Fun Events for Halloween 2023

Trunk or Treat Wichita

Trick or Treating and Trunk or Treat near me in Wichita 2023. We have the ultimate list for you if you want Halloween fun.  Leave the tricks at home, you’re in for a treat! Below we have compiled the full list of all of the great places to take your family this October for a […]

2023 Women SCORE Higher Conference is BOGO

The 2023 Women SCORE Higher Conference will be held on April 20, 2023, at the WSU Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex in Wichita, KS and via remote PODs in Kansas, Missouri & Australia!   This year’s ‘Learn, Earn, Return’ themed conference will feature opening keynote speaker Anita Oberwortmann of Wichita, 6 interactive breakout sessions, a […]

Free Paper Shred Wichita Kansas provided by the Better Business Bureau

You know you’re not supposed to just throw confidential information into the trash, right? Here is the perfect time to take all of those papers to get shredded for FREE. Bring up to three boxes or bags of sensitive documents and we’ll shred them for you!  I wanted to let you know that Better Business […]

Free Technology Classes and Demos at the Wichita Public Library

Continue to learn with low-cost and free classes in Wichita

The Wichita Public Library has so many free and inexpensive classes and seminars that it’s hard to keep up with them all. But our library is a great resource and you will want to know about these free technology classes or demos! [sc name=”subscribe-link” ] Here are a few things you need to know about […]

Youth Lawn Mowing Clinic – early registration discount

Youth Lawn Mowing Clinic in Wichita

If you know any 5th through 9th graders who want to earn a summer income mowing lawns, be sure to set aside a few hours during Spring Break for them to take the Youth Lawn Mowing Clinic at the Sedgwick County Extension. The clinic will be held this year on March 16, 2022. Sign up […]

Need tax forms or help with your Taxes for 2023

Tax Help Wichita

If you’re a little grumpy and sleep-deprived this time of year, you’re not alone. But as soon as the paperwork is neatly filed away (or hurtled across the room – whatever your filing method), take yourself out for some tax day freebies and deals to celebrate the end of the tax season. Tax Forms are […]

Free Crocs for healthcare workers

two images side by side of healthcare worker enjoying free pair of Crocs

Healthcare workers definitely do lots of walking in their professional life, so there’s no better way to thank them than with a complimentary pair of comfortable shoes.  In 2020, Colorado-based Crocs donated more than 860,000 FREE pairs of shoes to healthcare workers on the frontlines of the pandemic.  Now, just one year later, they continue to show their gratitude […]

At the Market

Grand opening image for At the Market

At the Market in Wichita was finally able to open its new location in April with a big grand opening event. (They moved into the space in Plaza West Shopping Center in the midst of the pandemic, so the schedule didn’t go as originally planned.) The business provides retail kiosk space for local vendors, an […]

FREE: Simple Steps to Start Your Small Business

SCORE Wichita class - Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

The Wichita Public Library will be hosting a free seminar from the Small Business Administration and SCORE that will show you the steps to starting up a business the right way. You’ll also get acquainted with the business start-up resources at the library! Although the event is free, pre-registration is required. You can do that […]

NORC in Wichita hiring 150 telephone interviewers

NORC call center in Wichita hiring 150 more employees

The University of Chicago’s not-for-profit, independent research institution, NORC, is hiring 150 part-time telephone interviewers here in Wichita. The NORC research call center in Wichita is located near the intersection of 21st Street and Amidon at 2021 North Amidon, Suite 1300. The Wichita location currently has 400 employees, and is looking to hire 150 more. […]

Free, Low-Cost Business and Career Resources in Wichita

If you’re looking for a job or starting and building a business, Wichita has a variety of low-cost and free business and career help available. Here are just a few I’m aware of. Please suggest a resource to add to this list by using the comments section below. Workforce-KS – Free services and resources for […]

Free Workshop: Learn How to Start a Business in Wichita

Kansas Small Business Development Center

The Kansas Small Business Development Center at WSU has a free workshop that will help you learn where to begin if you want to start your own business. In the free two-hour workshop, Meeting the 3 Ms: Learning the Basics of Marketing, Management and Money, you’ll learn how to obtain necessary licenses and permits, how to write […]

Readers Ask (& Answer): Where in Wichita can I find secondhand business clothes for work?

Wichita consignment resale thrift secondhand shops - clothes for work

Related: Thrift Shops and Consignment Stores in Wichita A Wichita on the Cheap reader asked on Twitter about good places in Wichita to find secondhand business clothes for work, and other readers came through with lots of great suggestions! Following is a list of secondhand stores, consignment shops, and other stores suggested by readers. Working Woman […]

Low-Cost Small Business Workshops from the Kansas Small Business Development Center

Kansas Small Business Development Center

In April the WSU Kansas Small Business Development Center continues to offer free and low-cost workshops for small business owners and entrepreneurs. April 2012 workshops at the KSBDC: Creating an Engaging Web Site – Tuesday, April 10, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, $20 Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – Wednesday, April 11, 1:00 PM – 3:00 […]

WSU Center for Entrepreneurship Forum Series: The Service Industry (Free)

The WSU Center for Entrepreneurship continues its forum series Thursday, October 20, 2011. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. The topic this Thursday is “The Service Industry.” Speakers include Norman Arensdorf of Village Tours & Travel, Ben Arnold of Corporate Caterers of Wichita, and Bill Maness of Syndeo Outsourching. Find […]

Practical Entrepreneur Training Tools – Inexpensive Workshops from WSU

WSU’s Center for Entrepreneurship has begun its Fall 2011 series of workshops for business owners. Each workshop is designed to give both established businesses and start-ups the skills and knowledge to succeed in these current economic times. Workshops are held on Fridays in Devlin Hall at WSU from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost […]

Free Audition Coaching for High School Students

High school students who have their sights set on musical theatre or acting in college can get free audition coaching this weekend through Music Theater of Wichita. Mary Anna Dennard, a nationally recognized college audition coach, will be conducting one-on-one coaching sessions this weekend at Century II. A general session that includes information on college selection […]

National Center for Aviation Training Open House

The Wichita Area Technical College’s National Center for Aviation Training will have an open house on April 19, 2011. You can tour the facility, meet the instructors, and enter to win prizes and scholarships. The Open House is from 3 – 8 p.m. For more information, visit NCAT Open House and pre-register if you want to […]

Artists, Learn How to Quit Your Day Job

Artists, Inc. is a program that helps artists of all kinds (performers, writers, painters, etc.) become successful entrepreneurs and learn how to turn their art into their business. An 8-week program from Artists, Inc. is coming to the WSU Center for Entrepreneurship and you don’t have long to sign up. The program costs $70 (pretty […]

Entrepreneurship Training Anyone Can Afford

The WSU Center for Entrepreneurship is wrapping up its spring 2010 series* with a seminar on Elevating Your Social Media Savvy. The seminar is very hands-on, with each participant sitting in front of a computer and actually doing and seeing firsthand how to use social media to build business. The instructor will be Lou Heldman, […]

Free Workshop: Choosing a Business Legal Structure

Wednesday, February 10, 2010, the Kansas Small Business Development Center is holding another free workshop at the Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex, entrance B or C. Learn how what you need to know about choosing a legal structure for you busines (Sole Proprietor, LLC, or Corporation), presented by J. Scott Pohl of Hinkle Elkouri Law […]

Quick! Free Workshop: Business Contract Basics

The Kansas Small Business Development Center is hosting a free workshop today, Wednesday, February 10, from 3 – 4:30 p.m. at the Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex. J. Scott Pohl from Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm, LLC, will discuss different contract types, why contracts are necessary, and provisions necessary in order to make contracts valid. If […]