KENTUCKY SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
in Louisville, KY
COVID-19 SMALL BUSINESS GUIDE
Kentucky SBDC in Louisville
Serving the Counties of: Bullitt, Carroll, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Owen, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble
Chanca "Toni" Sears
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 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 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 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.
Kentucky SBDC in Louisville
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