Kentucky is home to more than 6,700 arts related businesses that employ 24,400 people – nearly four times as many as Toyota or Ford. The arts are a big business in Kentucky and the Kentucky Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) is working to grow that business with an exciting new program – Access To Market (ATM).
ATM is a year-long program that will select 50 Kentucky artisan businesses based on a simple application process. Program participants will receive step-by-step business coaching, product development, pricing expertise, and wholesale relationship strategies. In addition participants will build an on-line presence with websites and social media, develop wholesale clients, and move from local to regional and national sales via participation in regional and national tradeshows.