Paola City Council members approved a mini grant program last week that will help small business owners pay for a variety of technical and professional costs ranging from accounting consulting to legal advice.
Earlier this month, Miami County Economic Development Director Janet McRae talked about the program with county commissioners.
McRae said the program would be similar to the USDA-funded program the county operated in 2008, but this time it will be funded by a $10,000 grant from the East Central Kansas Tax Credit Foundation.
The program is designed to help small start-ups and existing small businesses cover costs related to technical assistance, such as talking to an accountant or attorney.
(Read more: The Miami County Republic – news)