in Southeastern KY

Kentucky SBDC in Southeastern KY

Serving the Counties of: Adair, Bell, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Madison, McCreary, Perry, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, Wayne and Whitley

The Kentucky SBDC in Southeastern KY provides one-on-one coaching at no cost to existing and potential entrepreneurs. The center 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.

Rodney Kuhl, Center Director

Rodney Kuhl

Center Director

Rodney joined the Kentucky SBDC in November 2019. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Public Relations and Business. Rodney has over thirty years of banking experience in assisting businesses with startup capital, operational capital, equipment financing, budgeting, financial analysis and strategic planning. He has worked with small business start-ups and large corporations in funding expansions and buyouts of existing businesses.

Rodney’s entrepreneurship experience started while he was in high school providing DJ services. Other areas of entrepreneurship has been with rental properties and a restaurant. Rodney is also an active REALTOR as well as a Life, Health, Property and Casualty insurance agent.

Rodney is active in his community as Co-Chair of Upper Cumberland Community Foundation, Board member of God’s Pantry Food Bank-Southeast, founding member of the Leadership Collective and Immanuel Baptist Church.

Rodney spends his time with family and friends camping as well as cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats in football, baseball and basketball. As a hobby he also enjoys making homemade ice cream to share.

Kyle Mann

Business Coach

Dr. Kyle Mann brings 4 years of experience working as a dentist providing high-quality dental care to rural Kentuckians. In addition to dentistry, Kyle is a passionate entrepreneur who has founded and operates UpScore Test Prep, This innovative educational platform and online ACT review course are specifically designed to support rural and disadvantaged students in their journey to succeed in college.

Kyle holds a BS degree in Biochemistry from Western Kentucky University and a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry.

With his technical expertise and entrepreneurial spirit, Kyle aspires to help other Kentuckians start, maintain, and grow their small businesses.

Kyle enjoys pursuing his passion of running, indulging in life-long learning, and cherishing quality time with friends and family.

Contact Us

Kentucky SBDC in Southeastern KY
440 Old Whitley Rd, Suite 101
London, KY 40744


(606) 401-0777 


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