The Kentucky Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) in partnership with the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK) is proud to launch the “Grow Kentucky” economic gardening program. In contrast to traditional business assistance, economic gardening focuses on strategic growth challenges, such as developing new markets, refining business models and gaining access to competitive intelligence.

The “Grow Kentucky” program will provide strategic information and analysis customized to the needs of your business. Our specialists assist your company in four key areas: strategic market research, geographic information systems, search engine optimization and social media marketing. This helps your company:

What To Expect:

Fees: Services cost $1,500. However, there are a limited number of scholarships available, subject to qualification. Call for details.
Time: Accepted companies will spend 8 to 12 hours collaborating with their research team. The team, in turn, will be spending additional time behind the scenes working on your company’s issues.
Potential issues: Identifying and prioritizing sales leads and business opportunities; refining your core strategies and business model; and using your website and social media to connect with customers and create buzz about your products or services.
Logistics: You don’t even have to leave your office. All communications are handled through the phone and a secure online portal where a work space will be assigned to your company.

How to get started

Email with:
  1. Your name
  2. Your phone number
  3. A short description of your business. 
Somone from KSBDC will contact you to discuss participation and next steps. 
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