MHK Small Business Week

Monday, April 30th of this year marks the first day of National Small Business Week. That means its time for a huge variety of different events aimed at celebrating all things related to small business and entrepreneurship. The list below includes many of the events scheduled for this year’s MHK Small Business Week. We’ll also continue adding to this list throughout the week as we come across new events, so keep checking back to keep up with the latest events.

Find an event you're interested in, RSVP, and join other professionals in town! All events are open to the public.



Small Business Week Calendar Manhattan Kansas The Fellow Coworking

Monday, April 30th: 

Kick off! Coffee & Pastries7:30-8:30AM, The Fellow Coworking, 1125 Westport Dr

Stop by The Fellow for FREE coffee and pastries and meet other small business owners to kick off Small Business Week at The Fellow and in Manhattan! 1125 Westport DR

Free Headshot Day, 8am - 12pm,  The Fellow Coworking, 1125 Westport Dr

Come get yours taken for the first time, or updated on Tuesday, May 1st between 8am-12pm ($100+ retail value.) Members of The Fellow, your cost is free! Non-members, $65. Choose your time slot here. Photographer is Luke Townsend. 1125 Westport DR

Marketing Monday, 12pm - 1pm, JNT Company, 616 Fort Riley BLVD

Come to JNT Company to discuss all things related to marketing and your small business. Open discussion with productive feedback from others in the room, as well as from local marketing professionals. 616 Fort Riley BLVD.

Strategic Communication, 1:30-4:30pm, Iron Clad, 407 Poyntz Ave

Have you ever felt misunderstood while talking with a client or coworker? At the Strategic Communication workshop, you’ll unlock a deeper understanding of yourself – how you communicate, how you view the world, and how you operate within it.

Pre-registration required. Gourmet Muffins & Cookies provided by Bockers II Catering.



Tuesday, May 1st: 

Creative WRKSHP Video, 10am-12pm, The Fellow Coworking, 1125 Westport Dr

This 2 hour creative workshop at The Fellow will be an educational opportunity to learn about creating videos for your marketing strategy. This time will be led by local professionals with high end gear you'll get to see and use in person.

We'll cover live video, pre-recorded videos, and how to create these videos in house on your team, by yourself on a budget, and outsourcing to a local agency.

Including hands-on training with lighting, audio, camera equipment, drone technology, video editing, software, apps, etc. 1125 Westport DR

Facebook Ads with SEG Media, 12:00-1:00pm, SEG Media HQ, 1125 Westport Dr

Come to The Fellow to learn how to create a targeted Facebook Ad to reach your customer in the most direct way. Sheila Glasper with SEG Media Collective will be leading this workshop! 1125 Westport DR


Wednesday, May 2nd: 

1 Million Cups, 8:00am-9:00am, The Wareham, 410 Poyntz Ave

1 Million Cups accelerates Manhattan Entrepreneurs with monthly networking, innovative energy and free coffee. Since launching in November 2017, this community has grown to 90+ meeting together monthly.


Thursday, May 3rd: 

StartUp MHK Lunch & Learn, 11:30am-1:00pm, Peoples State Bank, 9370 HWY 24

Come and learn more about StartUp MHK, Manhattans feature pitch competition!

Lunch is provided with RSVP. Coleena Woods of Peoples State Bank will be speaking about the contest updates to StartUp MHK this year, the rules of the pitch competition, and the $20,000 prize money involved! Peoples State Bank 9370 Highway 24, 11:30am-1:00pm


Friday, May 4th:

Free Coworking, 8:00am-5:00pm, The Fellow

Come get work done in a professional setting. Leave the coffee shop and home office and experience true productivity, workflow, and community with a free day pass of coworking! Includes specialty Arrow coffee, tea, conference room, phone booth, etc!