Small Business Week 2014

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.

 

Business Development Series – Smart Start Business Basics – Part 1 – Fort Thomas, KY

Event Status: Open Event Fee: $0.00
Event Date: 5/12/2014 Register By: 5/12/2014
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Contact: Carla Dumaine, (859) 448-8801
Center: Northern KY SBDC
Event Location: 130 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075-1519
Description: A Five Part Joint Presentation of Fort Thomas Renaissance and Northern Kentucky University Small Business Development Center. This first session will talk about the how-to’s of starting a business – business concept feasibility, planning, funding and legal/licensing issues.
Topics: Business Start-up/Preplanning

 

Introduction to QuickBooks Pro – Bowling Green, KY

Event Status: Open Event Fee: $0.00
Event Date: 5/13/2014 Register By: 5/13/2014
Time: 10:00-Noon
Contact: Chris Bixler, (270) 467-7154
Center: Bowling Green SBDC
Event Location: 247 Double Springs Rd., The Learning Center, Bowling Green, KY 42101-5160
Description: We will discuss: charge of accounts, Lists, items, invoicing, receiving payments, reports, etc.
Topics: Accounting/Budget

 

Pre-Business Orientation – Owensboro, KY

Event Status: Open Event Fee: $0.00
Event Date: 5/13/2014 Register By: 5/11/2014
Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
Contact: Tricia Hudson, (270) 926-8085
Center: Owensboro SBDC
Event Location: 200 E. 3RD St. Ste. 302, Owensboro, KY 42303-4278
Description: Are you considering starting your own business but don’t know where to begin? Then we have a solution for you! Join us for this FREE informative seminar designed to inform you of the steps to start a business in Kentucky.
Topics: Business Start-up/Preplanning
Instructions: Bring your own lunch. 

 

Open House – Paintsville SBDC

Event Status: Open Event Fee: $0.00
Event Date: 5/14/2014 Register By: 5/14/2014
Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Contact: Michelle Spriggs, (606) 788-7272
Center: Paintsville SBDC
Event Location: 224 Main St., Paintsville, KY 41240-1040
Description: Paintsville SBDC to host open house for National Small Business Week. Morehead State University’s Paintsville Small Business Development Center will celebrate with the signing of the proclamation to kick off the week and an open house Wednesday, May 14, located at 224 Main Street in downtown Paintsville. The open house will be held from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. with representatives from the Paintsville SBDC present to answer questions small business owner’s or person’s interested in small business ownership may have. A lite lunch, snacks and beverages will be served. Just opened local bakery, Tastefully Made will provide its specialty line of “Sweet Treats” during the event.
Topics: Business Start-up/Preplanning

 

Owning Your Own Business – Louisville, KY

Event Status: Open Event Fee: $49.00
Event Date: 5/14/2014 to 5/15/2014 Register By: 5/14/2014
Time: 5:45pm-9:00pm
Contact: David Oetken, (502) 574-1378
Center: Louisville SBDC
Event Location: Indiana Wesleyan University, 1500 Alliant Ave., Louisville, KY 40299-6370
Description: This enlightening two night seminar will help you understand what it would be like to have your own business. Topics covered include: • Personal Traits of an Entrepreneur • Marketing and Accounting Basics • Legal Considerations • Business Plan Preparation • Finance and Money Management Register Now
Topics: Business Start-up/Preplanning

 

17th Annual Northeast Kentucky Small Business Awards – Catlettsburg, KY

Event Status: Open
Event Date: 5/15/2014
Time: 8:00am – 9:30am
Contact: Kim Jenkins, 606-329-8011
Center: Ashland SBDC
Event Location: Boyd County Community Center, 15606 State Route 180, Catlettsburg, KY
Description: Each year since 1998 Morehead State University’s Ashland Small Business Development Center has set aside a day to honor and recognize small business success in Northeast Kentucky. Needless to say, this project is a huge endeavor and requires a planning committee made up of the area’s top leaders in banking, economic development, business and industry, and education. The following individuals and organizations are responsible for coordinating and planning the Northeast Kentucky Small Business Awards

 

Small Town Merchant Program – London, KY

Event Status: Open Event Fee: $0.00
Event Date: 5/15/2014 10am-12pm Register By: 5/15/2014
Contact: John Preston, (606) 678-3042
Center: EKU SBDC
Event Location: London Community Center, 529 S Main St, London, KY 40741
Description: The SBDC Small Town Merchant Program is a comprehensive collection of workshops, hands-on initiatives and resources designed to address the specific needs of main street retail and restaurant businesses. Local organizations such as Main Street programs, Chambers of Commerce, Retail and Restaurant Associations and others can work with the SBDC Small Town Merchant Program to deliver targeted, relevant guidance that business owners and managers can put to use immediately. Small Town Merchant Program highlights: Individual, Comprehensive Retail Business Checkup and Restaurant Check-up. A complimentary box lunch will provided after the presentation by the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Also, some willing businesses may be selected randomly for confidential, on-site business evaluations to follow in the afternoon of today’s workshop.
Topics: Managing a Business, Marketing/Sales

 

SMART START: Business Basics – Elizabethtown, KY

Event Status: Open Event Fee: $0.00
Event Date: 5/15/2014 Register By: 5/15/2014
Time: 5:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Dana Price, (270) 765-6737
Center: Elizabethtown SBDC
Event Location: 100 Jim Owen Dr., Elizabethtown, KY 42701-4100
Description: Are you considering starting your own small business but don’t know where to begin? You won’t want to miss out on this workshop.  From the how-to’s of starting, feasibility and legal structure to licensing and permitting requirements, this class covers all the essentials to help you get started.
Topics: Business Financing, Business Plan, Business Start-up/Preplanning

How To Develop Your Business Plan – Owensboro, KY

Event Status: Open Event Fee: $0.00
Event Date: 5/16/2014 Register By: 5/14/2014
Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
Contact: Tricia Hudson, (270) 926-8085
Center: Owensboro SBDC
Event Location: 200 E. 3RD St. Ste. 302, Owensboro, KY 42303-4278
Description: Learn what should be included in your business plan.
Topics: Business Plan
Instructions: Bring your own lunch.

 

Morehead SBDC – Open House – Morehead, KY

Event Status: Open Event Fee: $0.00
Event Date: 5/16/2014
Time: 11am – 1 pm
Contact: Mark Murphy, 606-783-2895
Center: Morehad SBDC
Event Location: 150 East First Street Morehead, KY
Description:

To celebrate Small Business Week 2014, the Kentucky Small Business Development Center at Morehead State University in Morehead will be celebrating SBW ’14 by hosting an open house on Friday, May 16th, from 11:00am – 1:00pm. All area businesses and people who are interested in opening a business are invited to attend.