Kevin Norvell

New Training Series for Small Town Merchants

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 18, 2012) — Small town retailers and restaurant businesses are the heart of our communities, so helping to ensure they thrive is vital to the local, state, and national economy. The Kentucky Small Business Development Center’s (KSBDC) Small Town Merchant Program (STMP) will bring custom retail and restaurant business audits to small …

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Get Your Business Online with the Friday 15 Small Business Series

You’re invited to Friday 15, a new series from Google to help grow your business. Friday 15 will provide solutions to help your business succeed online, in 15 minutes or less. Join live via Google+ Hangout for regular discussions with industry experts on a wide range of topics like Tips for Choosing a Domain Name …

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Kentucky Pacesetters 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. (January 11, 2013) – There is still time to nominate a Kentucky business for the 7th Annual Kentucky Business Pacesetter Program, an awards program recognizing high performing second-stage businesses that are producing innovative products, increasing sales, creating jobs and serving communities in the commonwealth. “Pacesetter” winners are selected based on the following criteria: …

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SBA Launches Affordable Care Act Webpage

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today launched a new web page and blog dedicated to educating small business owners about the Affordable Care Act. The new tools will serve as a gateway for small business owners connecting them with information provided by SBA’s federal partners responsible for implementing the law, including the U.S. Department …

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Guide to Government Contracting

Braddock’s Procurement Opportunities Guide • 2013 Edition is a primer designed to help small-business owners and decision-makers understand the government procurement and private-sector procurement spaces. The Guide provides an overview of government and corporate markets with an emphasis on who buys and how buying decisions are made. The Guide also presents “next-step” resources for federal …

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New Procurement Process for Minority Vendors

Agencies encouraged to reach out to ethnic minority small businesses to increase participation FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 6, 2013) – Upon recommendation from the Governor’s Minority Employment, Business Affairs & Economic Development Council, the Finance and Administration Cabinet is now requiring executive branch agencies to reach out to ethnic minority vendors when possible to contract for …

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