in Eastern Kentucky

Kentucky SBDC in Eastern Kentucky

Serving the Counties of: Boyd, Breathitt, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Lee, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Pike, and Wolfe

The Kentucky SBDC in Eastern Kentucky provides one-on-one coaching at no cost to existing and potential entrepreneurs in Eastern Kentucky. The Kentucky SBDC also meets the educational needs of the local small business community by offering a variety of low cost training programs taught by industry experts and qualified SBDC Coaches.
Michelle Spriggs, Center Director

Michelle Spriggs

Center Director

Michelle has worked with the Kentucky SBDC since 2009. She brings over two decades of experience in community and economic development, strategic business planning, market and competitor analysis, risk management, government compliance, and human resource management. Michelle received her Bachelors in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship and her M.A. in Adult and Higher Education from Morehead State University.

Michelle is certified through the U.S. Small Business Administration in Export and Trade Counseling and serves on the Kentucky SBDC International Trade Team. Since joining the Kentucky SBDC, she has assisted hundreds of entrepreneurs in their business aspirations.

In her free time, Michelle enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, gardening, camping, and cheering on the UK Wildcats!

Andrea Taylor, Administrative Assistant

Andrea Taylor

Administrative Assistant

Andrea is a seasoned administrator with 16 years of experience in managing teams, coordinating services, and ensuring quality customers service. She and her family recently moved to Kentucky from Cape Coral, FL where she was the Lead Telecommunicator for the City of Cape Coral Police and Fire Dispatch. Andrea retired from her career as a veterinary technician after 20 years and spent the last 10 years as an emergency dispatch supervisor. She graduated from Florida Southwestern State College with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. Andrea grew up in Maryland and then lived in Florida for over 20 years. She decided that she really missed the four seasons and dislikes hurricanes!

Terri Branham Clark, Business Coach

Terri Branham Clark

Business Coach

Ashland Center: 1544 Winchester Ave., Suite 703, Ashland, KY

A lifelong resident of Ashland, Kentucky, Terri graduated from Paul G. Blazer High School in 1985. She attended Ashland Community College for one year before transferring to Marshall University, majoring in Journalism with a minor in History. Terri is currently enrolled at Marshall University pursuing an MA in Public Administration. Terri is a mother of four grown children and proud grandmother of five. 
“I began my professional career as a Sportswriter at the Dailly Independent, then transitioned to public relations and development work for nonprofit organizations such as The Paramount Arts Center, Community Hospice, and River Cities Harvest.
In 2018, I was elected KY Representative of the 100th District. I served on the Transportation, Tourism, Natural Resources, and Banking & Insurance committees.
After serving in the General Assembly, I joined the Economic Development staff at FIVCO ADD and worked as the Revolving Loan Fund Coordinator assisting entrepreneurs with funding for small businesses. 
Throughout these decades I always maintained a small business – opening the first in 1989. Today I own Vida Loca Properties, Inc. and am a 50% partner in FiveOneFour, LLC.”

Contact Us

Kentucky Small Business Development Center in Eastern Kentucky
342 2nd Street
Paintsville, KY 41240



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