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Kentucky SBDC Honors 10 Small Businesses as Kentucky Pacesetters

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 5, 2022)—The Kentucky Small Business Development Center announced 10 winners of the 2022 Pacesetter awards during the annual Kentucky Celebrates Small Business celebration, held in Frankfort at the Capitol Rotunda. It was the first in-person awards ceremony since 2019 due to COVID-19.  This year, the Pacesetter awards were divided into two categories: …

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Kentucky SBDC in Louisville Wins National Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 4, 2022) – The Kentucky Small Business Development Center’s Louisville Office received one of three 2022 National Small Business Week Resource Partner awards. The award recognizes the organization’s impact on economic development, job creation and small business growth The Kentucky Small Business Development Center in Louisville works to pivot its own business …

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Disaster Declaration

Kentucky Disaster Declaration December 2021

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of Kentucky Affected by Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding and Tornadoes Release Date: Monday, December 13, 2021Release Number:  21-1213KYContact: michael.lampton@sba.govInternet Address: Kentucky District Office website Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to businesses and residents in Kentucky following the announcement of a Presidential …

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Spriggs Named Director at Kentucky SBDC in Eastern Kentucky

Michelle Spriggs has been named the center director of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center in Eastern Kentucky. The center will serve the Eastern and Southeastern parts of Kentucky covering Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin, Lawrence and Pike counties.  As a veteran in the economic and small business development fields, Spriggs brings …

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Kevin Norvell

Norvell Recognized As 2021 America’s SBDC State Star

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center recently named Kevin Norvell, the state office’s program coordinator, as its State Star.   Each year, America’s Small Business Development Center calls on each network to recognize their State Star. The State Star is an SBDC employee who exhibits the criteria of an exemplary performer by making a significant contribution to their SBDC program and showing a strong commitment to small business.   Norvell recently was recognized at the America’s SBDC State Star Virtual Award Ceremony and will …

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Kentucky SBDC partners with Shopify to provide e-commerce solutions to Small Businesses

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

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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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Kentucky’s Economic Gardening Program Off To A Productive Start

In April of 2014, the Kentucky Small Business Development Center in partnership with the Community and Economic Development Initiative in Kentucky launched the Grow Kentucky program and received overwhelming interest from throughout the Commonwealth. The center and initiative are part of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Typically a region’s economic …

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Patricia Krausman named 2014 KAED Allied Professional of the Year

Patricia Krausman awarded 2014 KAED Allied Professional of the Year Lexington, Ky., (Nov 20, 2014) – At the annual Kentucky Association for Economic Development Conference, held at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, one of Kentucky Small Business Development Center ’s own took the top honor. Patricia Krausman, University of Kentucky Elizabethtown SBDC director, was named the 2014 …

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Workshops to Help Small Businesses Secure Government Contracts

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Billions of dollars are spent each year by federal, state and local governments with outside contractors. Significant economic impact can be realized when Kentucky businesses have the opportunity to bid and win these contracts. As such, the Kentucky Procurement Technical Assistance Center and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government will offer workshops to educate …

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