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Dee Dee Harbut Named Chair of Governor’s Council

LEXINGTON, Ky. (September 21, 2012) – Kentucky Small Business Development Center Director of Special Programs, Dee Dee Harbut, has been appointed as the chair of the Governor’s Minority Employment, Business Affairs & Economic Development Council for her third term. This appointment will expire in April 2016. “We are proud of Dee Dee’s appointment as chair …

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Patricia Krausman Selected As Sutton Landry State Star

Becky Naugle, director of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center (KSBDC),has announced that Patricia Krausman has been selected as the 2012 Sutton Landry State Star of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center (KSBDC). “I am delighted to make this announcement, and to recognize Patricia Krausman for her extraordinary contributions to the work of the KSBDC …

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KSBDC Consultant Recognized As Rising Star

Pictured: This year’s LYPA Rising Stars are, from left, Carrie Patterson, Maggie Mick, Ellie Clark, Rock Daniels, Patrick Robinson, Dr. Ryan Stanton, Fielding Rogers, Fausto Sarmiento and Jana Smoot White. LEXINGTON, Ky. (September 26, 2012) – Bluegrass Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Consultant Fausto Sarmiento was recognized Tuesday as a 2012 Rising Star at the …

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Risks & Rewards of Small Business University Collaborations

Learn How Your Business Can Work With a University on Product Development & Technology Commercialization Are you a small business looking to work with a university on product development or technology commercialization? Learn from the experts how your business can benefit from university collaborations at Risks & Rewards of Small Business University Collaborations , a …

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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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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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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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