Success Stories

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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Bigg Deals Auto Auction Ashland Kentucky

Brock Elliott had 10+ years of experience working in the auto auction industry and always hoped to one day operate his own auto auction company. In 2012, Brock began pursuing possible locations and available space. He met with a local lender who referred him to Kim Jenkins, management consultant at Morehead State University’s Ashland Small …

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Blue Stallion Brewing Company

Client Success Story: Blue Stallion Brewing CompanyKSBDC Center: Bluegrass SBDCKSBDC Consultant: Jay HoustonAssistance Provided: Business Plan Development, Financial Forecasting, Loan Packaging, Mentoring https://youtu.be/placeholderLEXINGTON, KY – Nearly nine months since the build out began, Lexington’s newest craft brewery is set to open its doors to the public. Blue Stallion Brewing Co. will celebrate its grand opening on …

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Chickabiddy Frozen Yogurt Louisa Kentucky

In July 2012, Amy Adkins began pursuing her dream of business ownership and visited a local bank to discuss her financial needs. The lender referred her to Kim Jenkins, management consultant at Morehead State University’s Ashland Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The Ashland SBDC has been providing small business consulting services free-of-charge in downtown Ashland …

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Four Water LLC

Mitzi Bender decided a rain barrel was the perfect solution to her flooding basement. Unfortunately, an attractive rain barrel that met her neighborhoods’ stringent requirements was nowhere to be found. Rather than accept a lifetime of soggy basement carpets, Bender partnered with her friend Karen Bell and together designed their own attractive “raintainer” for the …

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Biological Prospects Exports Equithrive with KSBDC Assistance

Biological Prospects Exports Equithrive with KSBDC Assistance Science, not business, comes naturally to Pat Lawless, founder of Biological Prospects , a high-tech company that produces a line of nutraceutical supplements for the equine industry. Uncertain how to market his novel product on an international scale, Lawless contacted Gordon Garrett, associate director with the KSBDC. Together …

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