KENTUCKY SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

in Louisville, KY

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Kentucky SBDC in Louisville

Serving the Counties of: Bullitt, Carroll, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Owen, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble

The Kentucky SBDC in Louisville provides one-on-one coaching at no cost to existing and potential entrepreneurs in the Louisville region. The Kentucky SBDC in Louisville 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.

David Oetken

Center Director

Dave has worked with the KSBDC for since 2011. Dave began his business career in the sports/entertainment industry, primarily in ice skating and ice hockey. He has owned and managed three ice rinks and earned the Manager of the Year award from the Ice Skating Institute of America. In addition, Dave was operations manager for several professional ice hockey teams in both the East Coast Hockey League and the American Hockey League. He has also owned, operated and sold several businesses in the food industry. From there he moved into the restaurant field, owning and operating a number of franchise concepts. Since 2005 he has owned Louisville News Company, one of the largest distributors of thoroughbred horse publications in the eastern United States. David has a B.A. and M.B.A. from Bellarmine University. Dave has his Export and Trade Counseling Certification from the U.S. Small Business Administration. He remains active in his community and is a past vice chair for GLI’s Small Business Innovation Committee.

Chanca "Toni" Sears

Business Coach

Toni has worked with the Kentucky SBDC since 2006. Prior to joining the KSBDC, she served as project director for the Louisville Minority Business Development Center and housing director for Sullivan University. Toni holds an M.B.A. and a B.A. in English, both from the University of Louisville. She is a twice recipient of the Million Dollar Loan Club, a distinction honoring KSBDC consultants who have assisted with more than $1 million in funding for clients. She has her Export and Trade Counseling Certification from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Toni is active in her community and volunteers with Middle School Connection and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana. Outside of the office, Toni enjoys reading, volunteering, exercising and attending plays and sporting events.

Janet Flaugh, Communications Coordinator

Janet Flaugh

Communications Coordinator

Janet Flaugh has worked with the Kentucky SBDC since 2006. Before joining the KSBDC she served as director of volunteer services for the Kentucky Center for the Arts community and still enjoys Louisville’s vibrant arts scene as a patron. Janet has a B.A. in Psychology from Indiana University. When not at work, Janet enjoys anything outdoors – ranging from camping, hiking, kayaking/rafting, fishing to gardening and nature photography.

Rhonda Jones

Business Coach

Rhonda Jones joined the Kentucky SBDC in Louisville team in 2020 as an expert in financial analysis, business management, and sales. Rhonda earned her EMBA from Bellarmine University, as well as professional certification from the American College of Financial Services. Jones has previous experience working with the Kentucky SBDC, but most recently with RR Jones & Associates.

Anne Shadle

Business Coach

Anne joined the Kentucky SBDC in Louisville in 2020 with a wide array of knowledge and experience. Anne owned and managed the Mayan Cafe, the flagship restaurant in Louisville’s thriving business corridor, NuLu. In 2007, she opened Mayan Cafe with her brother-in-law and business partner, Bruce Ucán, and later added a catering services department within the restaurant’s operations. In 2017, she opened Mayan Street Food, a fast casual food truck concept that functions as the exclusive food partner for Gravely Brewing Co. Through these various food concepts, she gained expertise in business operations, financial management, human resources and marketing/branding. She has worked as an informal business coach since 2018, connecting with various startups and food concepts. In 2019, Anne received the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) award for a thriving business of 10+ years and in 2020 she earned the Business First Family Business Award for small business. Anne grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated magna cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2006 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in French.

Contact Us

Kentucky SBDC in Louisville
614 West Main Street
Suite 6000
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone:

(502) 977-5800

Fax:
(502) 625-0010

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