Business Resources

Chamber Member Resources Available by Request:

  • Outdoor vinyl lettered banners available to borrow from the Chamber Office
    • Open House
    • Now Open
    • Grand Opening
  • Ribbon Cuttings
  • Low cost advertising opportunities (web, eNews, new home owner hand deliveries).
  • Business promotion through sponsorship of events (Legislative Breakfast in March, State of the City Lunch in April,New Teacher Event in August, Fall Festival in September, Annual Awards Dinner and Auction in October.)
  • Networking coffees. 1-2 times per month.  Attend and or host an event!
  • Collaboration with City, Counties, State and Federal Government Agencies.

Home-based businesses in Spring Hill have special needs. The city regulates allowed uses within the residential area. The requirements are outlined in Section 17.336 of the zoning ordinance If you have additional questions, contact City Hall at (913) 592-3664.

Whether you are a new or an existing business, there are several resources and publications that might be of assistance to you.

 

County Economic Research Institute Inc.
CERI was established in 1986 as a department of Johnson County government and became a non-profit corporation in 1994. Its mission is to support the economic development of Johnson County, the Kansas City metropolitan area, and the state of Kansas through the provision of data and technical assistance.

 

Kansas Department of Commerce
As the lead agency for economic development in Kansas, Kansas Department of Commerce works to foster economic development through the promotion of business, commerce, and industry. This is accomplished through the Department’s six divisions, along with a network of business assistance providers throughout the state. Those divisions include: Administration, Agriculture Products Development Division, Business Development Division, Community Development Division, Trade Development Division and Travel & Tourism Development Division. The Department offers several publications. Perhaps the two most helpful ones are “Starting a Business in Kansas” and the “Steps to Success – A Guide to Starting a Business in Kansas.” Information about these publications is available on the Internet. WEBSITE

 

Kansas League of Municipalities 
The League works to unify, strengthen, and advocate for the interests of Kansas municipalities to advance the general welfare and promote the quality of life of the residents. Established by municipal officials in 1910, the League of Kansas Municipalities is a voluntary, nonpartisan federation of over 500 Kansas cities.

KANSASWORKS is a web-based job-matching and labor market information system. KANSASWORKS provides job seekers, employers, and training providers with easy-to-use tools that support a wide range of activities. As a service of the public workforce system, KANSASWORKS is completely free for you to use. You only need a computer and internet access to do the following:

  • Create and post a resume or job order
  • Determine whether you’re eligible for state- or federally funded workforce programs
  • Search for the ideal job or job candidate
  • Search for the ideal training or service provider
  • Research labor market information
  • And much more!

Create a self-service account today to manage your job or resume search. Friendly, knowledgeable workforce development professionals are also available at your local America’s Job Center to assist you. Whether you’re an individual looking for the perfect career opportunity, an employer looking for the ideal job candidate, or a training provider who wants to get the word out about your programs, check out the tools and services on KANSASWORKS and let Kansas work for you.

 

KCSourceLink
This online service networks resource providers in the Kansas City region that offer business-building services for small business success. KCSourceLink makes it easy for aspiring, emerging and existing small business owners to find the right resource at the right time.

 

MetroData Line
Data on the region’s population, economy, social characteristics, and other areas, as well as maps of the region. It includes indicators that can be used to measure the progress of individual communities as well as the entire metropolitan area, including employment, education, income, crime, housing, births and deaths.

 

SBA (US Small Business Administration)
SBA has numerous programs and services designed to help small businesses succeed. They can also be contacted at 1-800-U-ASK-SBA.The Kansas City area office can be reached at (816) 374-6380. The agency offers an on-line start up guide to help new business owners work through the process of starting a firm.

 

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
A nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE volunteers provide free, confidential face-to-face and email business counseling to America’s entrepreneurs. Counseling and workshops are offered at 389 chapter offices across the country. They can also be contacted at (800) 634-0245.

 

State Associations
Kansas has a long list of associations who serve as advocates in focus areas. Information about the associations and their contact information is posted through this state site.

 

Miami County Economic Climat Report