Small Business Matters - February 2018 Kentucky Newsletter

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Kentucky District Office  -  February 2018

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Information in this Newsletter:


African American History Month

African American History Month
Construction Workers

Some of SBA's services and initiatives include: 

·  All Small Mentor Protégé Program

·  SBA Loan Programs

·  Small Business Set Aside

Questions?  www.sba.gov/ky or 502-582-5971  

Read Kentucky African American Success Stories

·        G.I.D. Remodeling & Services, LLC

·        Mollison Enterprises LLC, DBA Auntie Anne’s Pretzels

·        YLB Accounting and Consulting Services, Inc.

·        Toni Levy and Associates, Inc.

Gift Ideas: Feb. 12 is Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

Need a unique gift idea for Valentine's Day? See SBA KY Small Business Success Stories:

DB Bourbon Candy | Sweet Success with Help from the SBA

Blue Halo Med Spa | A Special Spa Experience

Davis Jewelers | Fourth Generation Family Jewelry Business

Jordan Hill Farm and Karizma Salon | B&B, Full Service Hair Salon and More

The Bards Town Restaurant & Theater | Unique Theater and Restaurant 

Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique | Equal Parts Tea Room and Gift Shop

The Café | A Great Restaurant That’s Creating Jobs and Helping Refugees

Almost Home Boarding & Training | Exceptional Gifts for Your Pet


SBA KY District Office Is Now On Twitter

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SBA's Kentucky District Office is now on Twitter. Follow SBA_Kentucky to stay current with business classes, awards, funding opportunities, free small business assistance and more.


Nominations for Emerging Leaders Class

Take your business to the next level

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Emerging Leaders is a free, innovative program for small business owners and small business executives. Learn how to turn plans into action, focus your goals, maximize your time and make a big leap forward.

At the end of the program, you will have a customized growth plan with action steps required to achieve your goals.

Eligibility requirements:

1) Annual revenues of at least $400,000;

2) At least one full-time employee other than the owner; and

3) Have been in business for 3+ years.

Location: NIA Center | 2900 W. Broadway | 1st Floor | Louisville, KY  40203

Applications must be received by March 10, 2018. Don’t delay, as seats are limited.

Questions? Click here or send an email to nicole.howley@sba.gov.

For more information on Emerging Leaders, follow us on Twitter: SBA_Kentucky 


Questions about the new HUBZone map? SBA office hours can help.

Small Business HUBZone Opportunities

SBA is offering a free webinar series to help small businesses navigate its Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zone Program in February through mid-March. 

First webinar: "HUBZone Contracting: Make the Federal Government Your Customer"

Feb. 7 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm EST | Click here for more information or to register.

Small businesses will learn about HUBZone contracting vehicles and regulations. You can click onto the link 10 minutes before the webinar begins.

Kentucky businesses are encourage to contact the KY PTAC or cherie.guilford@sba.gov to expedite the application process.

Follow us on Twitter for more details: SBA_Kentucky 


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Upcoming Events in Kentucky

Details for “in-person” classes below are at www.sba.gov/ky under Small Business Events. To ensure that there is enough room for attendees, registration is requested.

Free Small Business Assistance  |  Feb. 6, 2018 | 12 – 3 pm ET

Small Business Assistance  | Feb. 7, 2018 | 12:30 – 4 pm ET

Own Your Own Business-February 2018  |  Feb. 10, 2018 | 8 am – 3 pm ET

Free Small Business Assistance  |  Feb. 15, 2018 | 9 am – 12 pm ET

Government Contracting 101  |  Feb. 28, 2018 | 12 – 1 pm ET


SBA Blog Graphic

Timely SBA Blogs

Blog | How Retargeting and Remarketing Helps Your Advertising

Blog | 5 Things To Do Before You Search For A Franchise

Blog | How to Fund Your Business Startup: 5 Fast and Popular Options

Blog | 7 Marketing Resolutions to Make This New Year


IRS News You Can Use

Get the latest information from the IRS on tax law changes, filing taxes, scams and more.

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Resources for Tax Law Changes

2018 Tax Filing Season Began Jan. 29, Tax Returns Due April 17; Help Available for Taxpayers

Pay As You Go, So You Won’t Owe

Get Ready for Taxes: Plan Ahead to Avoid Refund Delays

Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts

Suspicious e-Mails and Identity Theft