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With 15 offices statewide and more than 30 years of experience, the KSBDC is growing Kentucky’s economy by cultivating existing companies, nurturing new ventures, fostering the creation of jobs and …

With 15 offices statewide and more than 30 years of experience, the KSBDC is growing Kentucky’s economy by cultivating existing companies, nurturing new ventures, fostering the creation of jobs and increasing business profitability.

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  • 1. Whether starting or expanding,entrepreneurs turn to the SBDC forassistance.
  • 2. When problems arise, smallbusinesses turn to the SBDC.
  • 3. We are a premier provider of high quality, in-depth andhands-on services to existing and start-up businessesthroughout Kentucky. • 15 offices state-wide • More than 30 years of experience • An innovative partnership between Kentucky’s institutions of higher education, and the U.S. Small Business Administration
  • 4. ConsultingWe offer free, confidential one-on-one consulting servicesfor existing businesses and startups.Services for established businesses include:• Grow your business• Financial analysis• Management/HR solutions• Marketing solutions• Strategic planningBusiness Startup Services include:• Feasibility study• Business plan assistance• Securing start-up capital• Market planning• Organizational structure
  • 5. Planning:We offer valuable tools to help entrepreneurs make informed decisions whenplanning to open a new business, purchase an existing business or expand andestablished business.Training:We offer an extensive schedule of affordable training workshops both in theclassroom and online to provide business owners with the knowledgenecessary to manage profitable businesses.
  • 6. • Service• Retail• Medical• High-Tech• Manufacturing• Construction• Wholesale• New Business Startup
  • 7. • University of Kentucky• Northern Kentucky University• Western Kentucky University• Eastern Kentucky University• Morehead State University• Murray State University• Southeast Community & Technical College• U.S. Small Business Administration
  • 8. During the last five years:•KSBDC clients secured 1,118 loans totaling $215 million• KSBDC consultants counseled 11,066 clients• KSBDC clients generated $24,932,262 in federal andstate tax revenue KSBDC clients experienced a 9.4% growth in sales while the average KY business did not experience any growth in sales.
  • 9. Small Town Merchant Program:Independent retailers and restaurants are the heart and soul of smalltowns and main streets across Kentucky. These businesses face uniquechallenges including inventory control, advertising, merchandising andbig box competition.Small Town Merchant Program highlights:• Individual, comprehensive retail business check-up and restaurantbusiness check-up• Confidential, on-site business audit• Continuing business assistance from local SBDC consultants
  • 10. Learn more about the programs and services offered by the Kentucky Small Business Development Center at Ksbdc.org