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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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KSBDC recognizes Small Business Development Center staff

LEXINGTON, Ky., – The Kentucky Small Business Development Center recognized staff members from its network of centers for their achievements at the annual fall conference held at the Hilton Suites Lexington Green. KSBDC state director Becky Naugle and Ralph Ross, the U.S. Small Business Administration Louisville district director, were on hand for the presentation of the year’s biggest awards. …

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Fausto Sarmiento recognized with One to Watch Award

Fausto Sarmiento recognized with One to Watch Award LEXINGTON, Ky., (Jan. 22, 2015) — The Lexington Forum recognized Kentucky Small Business Development Center senior consultant Fausto Sarmiento with the 2014 One to Watch Award at the annual Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s State of the Merged Government Address and luncheon held at the Hyatt Regency Lexington recently. …

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Accelerate business growth with government contracting at 2015 GovPro Conference

LEXINGTON, Ky ., (April 22, 2015) – The Kentucky Procurement Technical Assistance Center and Kentucky Small Business Development Center will host the first GovPro Conference on May 13 at The Campbell House in Lexington. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. and the conference will run until 4:30 p.m. EDT “We are very excited to have Mildred …

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Kentucky Celebrates Small Businesses

LEXINGTON, Ky., (May 6, 2015) – The commonwealth’s best were celebrated in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort on May 6 with an awards ceremony recognizing outstanding small businesses and small-business people. Kentucky Celebrates Small Business was presented by the Kentucky Small Business Development Center, the Kentucky district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the …

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Mark Murphy 2013 Kentucky State Star

Mark Murphy, Morehead State University Small Business Development Center’s management consultant, has been selected as the 2013 Sutton Landry State Star of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center (KSBDC). I am delighted to make this announcement, and to recognize Mark Murphy for his extraordinary contributions to the work of the KSBDC and small business in …

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Fourth Annual Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

George Fischer, Carol Martin “Bill” Gatton, Billy Harper and the late R. J. Corman to be honored November 20, 2013 in Louisville, KY. Lexington, KY – November 8, 2013 – George Fischer, Carol Martin “Bill” Gatton, Billy Harper and the late R. J. Corman will be inducted into the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Wednesday, …

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