Kevin Norvell

Data Assured: Cyber Security Workbook for Small Business

A Note From Our State Director… The threat of cybersecurity is one that the Kentucky Small Business Development Center recognizes as a major area of concern for small business owners in the Commonwealth. Hackers are specifically targeting small and medium sized businesses because of their potential lack of knowledge, resources, and general awareness on the …

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SBA’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOGrant)

The Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, signed into law on December 27, 2020. The program includes $15 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by the SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance. Eligible applicants may qualify for SVO Grants …

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SBA COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Identity Theft

If your identity was used, without your permission, to obtain a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)…  follow the procedures outlined below. The US Small Business Administration has developed a process for individuals to report Identity Theft relating to fraudulent Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). If you have received a notice from SBA regarding an …

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Changes to PPP to further promote equitable access to relief

February 22, 2021: The White House issued a press release describing upcoming enhancements to SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program. The changes include:  Instituting a 14-day period, starting Wednesday, during which only businesses with fewer than 20 employees can apply for relief through the Program. Helping sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed individuals receive more financial support. …

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Kentucky SBDC Partnership with Shopify

A series of webinars, tools, trainings, and tutorials will present great potential for online success. Lexington, Kentucky – The Kentucky SBDC announced an e-commerce initiative with the support of the leading global commerce platform, Shopify, in an effort to assist in the online presence of Kentucky small businesses. Entrepreneurs and business owners can expect a …

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2013 State Of Online Christmas Shopping

HubSpot has created a terrific (and beautifully designed) slide deck illustrating the State of Online Christmas Shopping for 2013. Have a look… 47 Stats for Remarkable Holiday Marketing from HubSpot All-in-one Marketing SoftwareWhat are some ways that small businesses can compete with the increased popularity of online shopping? Post your thoughts in the comments below.Kevin NorvellWeb Project …

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SBA Partners with Microsoft to Deliver Technology e-Learning Series

WASHINGTON – The newest resource to help small business owners more efficiently use technology to run their businesses is being provided to help grow their businesses and create jobs. The Business Technology Simplified online course series teaches the benefits of using modern technology that can take businesses to the next level of success. “We are …

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Kentucky’s Most Famous Entrepreneur

Happy Birthday to Kentucky’s most famous entrepreneur, Colonel Harland Sanders. According to his 1974 autobiography, before Harland Sanders became a world-famous Colonel, he was a sixth-grade dropout, a farmhand, an army mule-tender, a locomotive fireman, a railroad worker, an aspiring lawyer, an insurance salesman, a ferryboat entrepreneur, a tire salesman, an amateur obstetrician, an (unsuccessful) …

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