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Kentucky District Office - September 2018

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From the SBA Administrator

Initiative to help small businesses offer workplace retirement plans

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Even more small businesses will be able to offer workplace retirement plans to their employees.

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Read SBA Administrator Linda McMahon’s biography.

New Veterans Business Outreach Center to Serve Kentucky


A Veterans Business Outreach Center just opened in the region. The VBOC will provide entrepreneurship training and counseling to transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses or survivors living in KY & TN.

For more information, click here.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

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SBA Helps Hispanic Owned Business T.E.M. Group, Inc. Grow

As President/CEO of T.E.M. Group, Inc., Tom Masterson has 30+ years of experience in all phases of the electrical industry. T.E.M. is an electric contracting company providing service in engineering, supply and....  >>>Read full story.

SBA Success Story: Wisdom Tree Technologies, Inc.

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Left: Scott Allen, President/CEO of Wisdom Tree Technologies in Murray, KY.

Wisdom Tree Technologies (WTT) serves the defense, law enforcement, national security and inter-agency industries, as well as corporations. The company is an SBA 8(a) certified, Native American & Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business in Murray. Despite the unique skills offered and SBA certifications, WTT had difficulty obtaining federal contracts.

How the SBA helped: Scott Allen connected with Cherie Guilford from the SBA Kentucky District Office. Read more.

New Lender Relations Specialist Joins SBA Kentucky District Office

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District Director Ralph Ross welcomes Sharron Johnson (left) to the Kentucky SBA District office as a new Lender Relations Specialist. 

Sharron’s career includes advocating on behalf of entrepreneurs, providing small business development as well as training, program management, small business coaching and MWBE inclusion.

Her most recent role involved managing the MWBE’s inclusion and compliance program for the Kentucky International Convention Center expansion project. Prior to that, she was Director of the Women’s Business Center of Kentucky.   

Women in Business Conference

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6th Annual Women in Business Conference

Host: Women's Business Center of Kentucky

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 | 9 am - 5 pm ET

Muhammad Ali Center | 144 North 6th St.  Louisville, KY 40202

For more details, click here.

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Details for “in-person” classes are listed here under Small Business Events. To ensure that there is enough room for attendees, registration is requested.

How to Prepare for a Disaster and Recover More Quickly | Sept. 11 | 9:30 - 11:00 am ET | Better Business Bureau office, Louisville

Maker Faire Louisville | Sept. 15-16 | 10:00 am -5:00 pm ET | 4th Street Live, Louisville

Show Me the Money... and the Resources | Sept. 18 | 8:30 -10:00 am ET | Iroquois Amphitheater Stage, Louisville

For a list of more seminars in the area, click here.

IRS Urges Paycheck Checkup Today

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Tax cuts went into effect in January and included many changes. The IRS urges taxpayers to visit the Withholding Calculator on and do a "paycheck checkup" now. This may save you from having too much or too little withheld in taxes.