Northeast Kansas Enterprise Facilitation

Who they are

Northeast Kansas Enterprise Facilitation (NEKEF) is a nonprofit organization which offers free and confidential business coaching in Northeast Kansas. The group includes over sixty volunteers from five counties with a passion for the success and sustainability of entrepreneurship in our rural Northeast Kansas region. Funding for the NEKEF program in Atchison is provided by Atchison County.

What they do

The NEKEF board employs a full time Enterprise Facilitator who gives intensive, one-on-one assistance to any aspiring or existing entrepreneur, educating him or her in the “Trinity of Management”, a concept that teaches each entrepreneur how to put a successful business and a business team into place.

Teresas McAnerny, NEKEF Facilitator

Phone – 785-364-0583

Email –


Local businesses that have benefited from the NEKEF Program

  • Backroad Atlas
  • Favorite Things
  • Iron Horse BBQ
  • Snowball
  • Chuck and Hanks
  • The Artist Box
  • Healing Arts Massage
  • Sunrice Chiropractic
  • Vintage Gypsy
  • Premier Fence
  • Daisy House Atlantic
  • Trusted Care Chiropractic

What they’ve done

1,154 – Clients assisted
294 – Total Atchison clients assisted
128 – Jobs created or retained
40 – Business started or retained
15 – Businesses assisted or expanded