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Buhler Business Benefits from $20,000 E-Community Fund Loan

Hutchinson, Kan., July 16, 2021 – Jack's For All Trades, LLC, located at 101 E. Ave. B (formerly Stucky's Wood Products), will continue to provide Buhler, Kansas, and the surrounding area with hardware supplies, lumber, feed, and other necessary items, thanks to support from StartUp Hutch.

New owner, Andrew Penrose, was able to utilize gap financing through StartUp Hutch’s E-Community loan funds to help with the expenses of the business transition. These funds, along with several others, are made available to Reno County businesses and startups with the help of Network Kansas, the statewide network for entrepreneurs.

"We love to help facilitate the business succession process. Ensuring our local businesses continue to succeed when their owners sell or retire is just as important as getting something brand new off the ground,” said Jackson Swearer, Entrepreneur Navigator and Program Director at StartUp Hutch. “Whether it’s through planning and guidance, or funding opportunities, if you’d like to sell or retire from your business now or at any point in the future, we’d love to help support you.”

To help kickstart Reno County succession planning conversations, StartUp Hutch is hosting a workshop on August 12th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. This free event is for business owners who want to learn more about what to expect and how to start their own plan, and features experienced panelists such as Erica Blair, Richard Feltenberg, Brett Henry, Dave Inskeep Jr., Travis Mullens, Eric Steinle, and Dell Swearer.

For more information on StartUp Hutch funding opportunities, resources, or to register for the succession planning event, visit or contact Jackson Swearer at 620-665-3319. To connect with or see updates from Jack’s For All Trades, see


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