Amy Sawyer: New Small Business Advisor

Amy Sawyer from the Healthy Bourbon County Action Team Facebook page.

Amy Sawyer is the new  Small Business Advisor at Pittsburg State University Small Business Development Center

The services she will be providing to the Fort Scott community:

  • Start Up – LLC & EIN registration
  • Loan & Grant Prep – Business Plan & Cash flow
  • Accounting – Quickbooks, Wave Accounting, Etc.
  • Sales Tax – Registering & Paying
  • Marketing & Sales
  • HR/Employees
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Protection
  • Government Contracting
  • Exit Planning

“I started with the Small Business Development Center at Pittsburg State University in October,” Sawyer said. “I have spent the last three months alongside Dacia Clark learning my job duties, as well as learning about Fort Scott and what is important to Fort Scott. There are a lot of exciting things going on here, and I am so happy to be a part of it!”

“The best part of my new job at SBDC is that I get to help people all day long!” she said. ” I get to help people make their dreams come true. There are many services that we offer at the SBDC, and most of them are at no charge to the client. So, please reach out and see if we can help you, in any way. I am happy to visit with you at your business, as well! I look forward to meeting you!”

Her contact info: [email protected] 620-235-4921 or call the Healthy Bourbon County Action Team office.

The Healthy Bourbon County Action Team is located at 104 N. National Avenue, Fort Scott.

Hours available in Fort Scott are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 am-4 pm.

Originally from Winfield, which has the same namesake as Ft. Scott, she noted, Pittsburg has been her home for over 20 years.

“I developed a love for downtown and community service while in high school,” she said in a press release. “Winfield was a Main Street town, and I had the opportunity to work on a project for the organization. My Mother has always been involved in the chamber and business community, so it was natural for me to make those things an important part of my professional career.”

She attended Pittsburg State University and majored in Communications and minored in Business Administration.

After college, she started a career with Names and Numbers telephone directories and worked there for 13 years.

“I had the opportunity to gain experience and grow as a leader,” she said. “I started as a Graphic Designer (I was not the best), but I quickly developed an interest in operations. I was blessed with leaders who saw my fire and intrigue, and they were gracious enough to invest in me. Ultimately, I was named Director of Production at Names and Numbers, and I really enjoyed the big picture and strategic side of the business, as well as the opportunity to grow other leaders.”

“For the last two years, I worked for the United States Senate. In that role, I did community outreach for an 11-county area in Southeast Kansas. This role allowed me to work with business and community leaders across the SEK region.”

She has been an active member of the Pittsburg Area Young Professionals for 10 years and was a past president; served on the Salvation Army Board of Advisors, Pittsburg Downtown Advisory Board (Past Chair), as well as Pittsburg Sunrise Rotary.

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and spending time at Table Rock Lake.



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