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Kentucky SBDC in Berea

The Kentucky SBDC in Berea provides one-on-one coaching at no cost to existing and potential entrepreneurs, especially those in the creative arts & tourism industries throughout Kentucky. The center also meets the educational needs of the local small business community by offering a variety of low cost training programs taught by industry experts and qualified SBDC Coaches.

Vallorie Henderson
Vallorie Henderson, Business Coach

Vallorie Henderson

Vallorie began working with Kentucky SBDC in August of 2011, prior to that she served as the Business Development Director for the Kentucky Arts Council for over ten years. She holds a B.A. from Berea College and an M.F.A. from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Vallorie has over 25 years of experience in marketing and promotion with such regional organizations as the Speed Art Museum and the Indianapolis Children’s Museum.

She owns and actively markets her fiber arts studio on both a national and international level. Vallorie has worked closely with fair trade organizations around the globe to assist artisan entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. She is a trained facilitator of Kauffman FastTrac and AIR Institute workshops. Vallorie is excited to bring her experience and passion for Kentucky’s artisan entrepreneurs to Berea as the Kentucky SBDC opens a satellite office focused on tourism and the creative economy.

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Berea SBDC
212 Chestnut Street, 3rd Floor
Berea, KY 40403


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