Each year, the US Small Business Administration sets aside a week to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of small businesses and to highlight their importance to their local and national economy. The Kentucky Small Business Development Center joins with the SBA and other partners in honoring Kentucky small businesses by hosting a variety of small business events, workshops and award ceremonies throughout the Commonwealth. Read More →
SBA and AARP, along with the SBDC, SCORE and the Women’s Business Center, will host free Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month events for those ages 50+ who want to start or grow a business. These events are free, but registration is required. For more information or to register, go to the links below or call 1-877-926-8300.
The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a series of webinars in recognition of the seventh annual National Entrepreneurship Week. The emphasis will be on how the next generation of small business owners can leverage crowdfunding as an alternative finance option to start and grow their businesses. Read More →
You’re invited to Friday 15, a new series from Google to help grow your business.
Friday 15 will provide solutions to help your business succeed online, in 15 minutes or less. Join live via Google+ Hangout for regular discussions with industry experts on a wide range of topics like Tips for Choosing a Domain Name and How to use Google Alerts.
All you need to join us is a computer and an internet connection. For your opportunity to grow your business online, sign up now at http://www.gybo.com/kentucky/friday15
The next Friday 15 Hangout is on January 11, 2013 at 11am PST/2pm EST. The Hangout will cover how Google Trends can provide useful insights for your business.
Visit the Friday 15 page at http://www.gybo.com/kentucky/friday15 for instructions on how to join the Hangout. You can watch previously recorded sessions and sign up for email reminders about upcoming Hangouts.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 18, 2012) — Small town retailers and restaurant businesses are the heart of our communities, so helping to ensure they thrive is vital to the local, state, and national economy.
The Kentucky Small Business Development Center’s (KSBDC) Small Town Merchant Program (STMP) will bring custom retail and restaurant business audits to small towns across the state. These business audits will assess everything from curb size appeal, merchandising, pricing structure and much more. Skilled SBDC consultants will then help business owners address weaknesses to strengthen and grow their businesses. Read More →
In between the Black Friday sales and the Cyber Monday deals is Small Business Saturday (November 24th) – a day set aside to support the small businesses that play a vital role in creating jobs and economic opportunities all across the country. Read More →
Learn How Your Business Can Work With a University on Product Development & Technology Commercialization
Are you a small business looking to work with a university on product development or technology commercialization? Learn from the experts how your business can benefit from university collaborations at Risks & Rewards of Small Business University Collaborations, a special two-day event held on October 16 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and October 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Lexington.
The event will feature four informative presentations by experts and a round table discussion moderated by Warren Nash with the Lexington Innovation and Commercialization Center.
Tickets for both days are $125 each and can be purchased at www.uidp.org. For more information, please contact Johnannes Dapprich, (609) 637-0878.