Kentucky SBDC’s Elizabethtown office joins new “ecosystem” of business development groups

  ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (Nov. 14, 2022) – The Kentucky Small Business Development Center in Elizabethtown is joining a new collaborative effort to provide a one-stop small business service center for the region. Officials will soon open a new office alongside other economic and business development groups in the Center of Kentucky Entrepreneurship Building.            “We’re thrilled,” said Kristina Joyce, Kentucky SBDC state director. “With our services and the services of other organizations, small businesses in the Elizabethtown area will see unprecedented opportunities to fulfill their potential and succeed.”            The new office at 1201 North Dixie Highway will work by appointment with any established or recently started small business in Hardin, Meade, Breckinridge, Grayson, Larue, Green, Taylor, Marion, Washington and Green counties.            Patricia Krausman, Kentucky SBDC Elizabethtown center director, explained that the new space is significant for businesses in the region.            “The timing of this collaboration is key in ensuring that we are positioned to meet growing community and economic development needs,” Krausman said. “We can now provide a central dedicated meeting location for confidential coaching and training and a suite of services that foster dynamic growth and development.”            With four other Kentucky organizations in the same building, the Kentucky SBDC Elizabethtown office offers collaborative partnerships led by Central Region Ecosystem for Arts, Technology and Entrepreneurship and including the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Science and Technology Corporation and Veterans Business Alliance.            CREATE Elizabethtown director Lisa Williams said she sees Kentucky SBDC as a valuable partner.            “We’re all about entrepreneurism and creating an ecosystem that focuses on all things entrepreneurial,” she said.


The Kentucky Small Business Development Center has been assisting the commonwealth’s small-business community since 1981. Through its statewide growing network of centers and an experienced and knowledgeable staff, the Kentucky SBDC provides unparalleled business coaching and training services that help existing business owners and potential entrepreneurs succeed. Our services include one-on-one business coaching, training workshops, market research, loan packaging help, assistance with financial projections and information needed to make informed business decisions. Kentucky SBDC is co-sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and is administered by the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment in partnership with regional academic institutions, economic development organizations, the private sector and the commonwealth of Kentucky.



Kentucky SBDC is funded, in part, through a Cooperative Agreement with the U. S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of SBA


UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, through its land-grant mission, reaches across the commonwealth with teaching, research and extension to enhance the lives of Kentuckians.

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