"We can help turn your business dreams into reality."
The Quest Center is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to assist people with their new or existing small businesses in Reno County, Kansas.
Over the years, many people have come to the Quest Center for advice and support when starting a small business or attempting to grow an existing business. The success stories that people tell about their experience with Quest share a common theme: Quest played a central roll in guiding their businesses toward success.
The following success story is one of many such stories:
"When I started Rainbow International Restoration and Cleaning 14 years ago, I knew very little about the business world, as I had been a school teacher. I attribute much of my success to the help of the Quest Center. They assisted in setting up my business and accounting, rented my business inexpensive office space, and helped answer the phone when I was out working. I always felt I had someone to turn to for advice when I had an office at the Quest Center. The first years in business are always the toughest and I may very well not have survived those years without the Quest Center. I would advise anyone who is thinking of starting a business or has recently begun a business to use the services offered by the Quest Center." Mark Treaster, Owner of Rainbow International Restoration and Cleaning
Getting started on the right foot is arguably the most important part of starting a business...and staying in business. Many people have good business ideas. Unfortunately, too many of those people rush into business without sufficient preparation. We are here to help you get started on the right foot. And then, once you've started your small business, we're here to help you as your business grows and you face the challenges of staying competitive in the marketplace.
So you have an idea for a small business? Let's get started! Here are the first steps that you should take:
The first step is to set up a meeting with Quest to develop your business idea and discuss your plan of action.
The second step is to write a business plan that will define your business strategy, your competition, your growth plan, and all of the short-term and long-term considerations that will steer your business in the right direction.
The third step is to obtain financing. Several financing options are available depending on the type of business involved. For example, Quest offers limited in-house financing for businesses that have patented or proprietary products, and Small Business Administration (SBA) loans are also available for most businesses.
The forth step is to find a high-profile location for your business. Finding the right location for your business can be key to success. The Quest Center has office space available with support services already in place. For business that are not located in the Quest Center, we can help you find the best location for your business.