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Small businesses assisted by the KSBDC are growing at a much faster rate than the average Kentucky firm

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2014) — As important economic contributors, small businesses employ more than 40 percent of Kentucky’s workforce and represent 98 percent of the state’s firms. For nearly 15 years, Becky Naugle has served as director of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) network, now based within the University of Kentucky College …

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UK’s CEDIK and KSBDC to offer services to Kentucky’s Promise Zone

JANUARY 13, 2014 – LEXINGTON, Ky. President Barack Obama has named eight counties in southeastern Kentucky as one of the first Promise Zones, a 10-year designation to focus resources and expertise on communities where, as he said during the announcement, “no matter how hard you work, your destiny feels like it’s already been determined for …

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KSBDC Remembers Michael Rodriguez with State Star Award

Kentucky Small Business Development Center remembers Michael Rodriguez with the Sutton Landry StateStar By Roberta Meisel LEXINGTON, Ky., (Oct. 22, 2014) – The Kentucky Small Business Development Center awarded the 2014 Sutton Landry State Star to Michael Rodriguez, announced Becky Naugle, center director. Rodriguez is the late center director of the Eastern Kentucky University Small …

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KSBDC launches enhanced kyBIZinfo website

LEXINGTON, Ky., (October 29, 2014) – The Kentucky Small Business Development Center is pleased to announce the launch of the newly enhanced KyBIZinfo.com website, with much of the restructuring resulting from a call for help by the Shaping Our Appalachian Region initiative. Formed by Gov. Steve Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, the SOAR initiative …

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Gordon Garrett participating in Commercialization Assistance Program

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 26, 2013) — Kentucky Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) Associate Director Gordon Garrett is participating in the 2013 National Institute of Health Commercialization Assistance Program (CAP). CAP is a specialized technical assistance program designed to help promising small life science companies develop their commercial businesses and transition their technologies developed through the …

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KSBDC Announces 2013 Kentucky Business Pacesetters

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 3, 2013) – The Kentucky Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) will induct the sixth class of the Kentucky Business Pacesetters on May 22 in Frankfort at the Capitol Rotunda. The Kentucky Business Pacesetter Program honors high performing, second-stage businesses that are producing innovative products, increasing sales, creating jobs and serving communities in …

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Seeking Kentucky’s Most Accomplished Small Businesses

LEXINGTON, Ky. (January 12, 2012) − The Kentucky Small Business Development Center is now accepting nominations for the 5th annual Kentucky Business Pacesetter Program. The program recognizes businesses that are changing the economic landscape of Kentucky by introducing innovative products; increasing sales and/or production; boosting employment; and, serving the communities of the commonwealth. The recognition …

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Kentucky’s “Pacesetting” Businesses To Be Honored on May 16

The 2012 class of Kentucky Business Pacesetter winners will be recognized at the Kentucky Celebrates Small Business awards ceremony at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, in Frankfort. Community leaders, small business owners, small business advocates, the media and the public are invited to attend this event. Videos of 2012 WinnersThe businesses being honored for their …

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