Business Resources

Resources to Grow Your Business

From a simple touch-tone solution to a fully integrated e-commerce payment, Meritrust offers your business an easy and hassle-free method to accept credit and debit cards.

Become a Business Member

Download the Meritrust Business Account Checklist. You'll find out more about business membership at Meritrust, the documentation you'll need at the time of account opening and Meritrust's convenient products and services.


Starting a new business and researching your next steps? You've come to the right place. Meritrust offers an experienced, knowledgeable Business Services Team and products to meet your needs. We've created a list of websites to guide you as you research organization types, financing options and additional resources.

Small Business Administration

Do-It-Yourself Business Plan
The Small Business Administration can provide you with resources as you begin your business and develop your business plan - your road map for the early years of your business. SBA’s Business Plan Tool provides you with a step-by-step guide to help you get started.

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Kansas Business Center

Visit the one-stop shop for planning, registering, operating or closing your business: the Kansas Business Center. Moving your business to Kansas? You'll also find guidance for making the move.

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Small Business
Development Centers

Get assistance with developing your business plan and take advantage of resources to gauge market or product viability. The Small Business Development Centers provide a range of resources to help entrepreneurs grow. Offering workshops and training, industry trends, business plan development and consulting services. Find out more about the resources in your area:

Wichita, Lawrence, Manhattan/Junction City

Choose your
business structure

Compare common business entity types with the Kansas Business Center to determine which business structure works for you. The site offers a brief description of registration requirements on each type of business organization, as well as the variations of each structure.

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Apply for a Federal Tax
Identification Number (TIN)

A Federal Tax Identification Number (TIN) is used to identify a business entity. Visit the IRS website to apply for a TIN.

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Locate Your Federal Tax
Identification Number (TIN)

If you previously applied for and received a TIN for your business, but have since misplaced it, find out how to locate your TIN.

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File documents and
search records

The Kansas Secretary of State Business Filing provides you with business resources and ways to file documents and search records 24 hours a day.

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