2019 KY Small Business Person of the Year + Other Awards

SBA Kentucky District Office - April 2019

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SBA 2019 Small Business Week Save the Date

The Kentucky Small Business Awards

Paul Isenberg of Smart Start Child Care, LLC in Bowling Green, Kentucky has been named the 2019 SBA Kentucky Small Business Person of the Year. >>>Read more here.

Congratulations to Smart Start Child Care and these other KY entrepreneurs and advocates, who will be honored during National Small Business Week:

Financial Services Advocate – SBA Bank Lender: Barry Frazier, Peoples Exchange Bank

Financial Services Advocate – SBA Microlender: Regina Becknell, Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED)

Rural Small Business: James (Jay) and Michelle Tapscott, J-Mack BBQ, LLC

Veteran Owned Small Business: William (Will) Rivera, Running Soles, LLC

SBA Administrator Departing Soon

Administrator Linda McMahon Had Positive Impact on SBA Programs During Her Tenure.

“While it has truly been the honor of a lifetime to serve our country in this Administration, it is time for me to step down and return to the private sector.” 

>>>Read more.

SBA Administrator Linda McMahon

SBDC Helps Rural, Immigrant, Woman Owned Business Create Jobs

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Success Story: Two Rivers Fisheries, Inc.

Angie Yu has been in the import-export business since 1991. In 2012, she moved to West Kentucky to open a business focused on harvesting and processing fish, then shipping the product back to Asia. She received assistance from the Murray State University SBDC.

“Chris Wooldridge with the SBDC worked with me extensively in developing a business plan on how to start and scale my company.”

>>>Read more.

April is Financial Literacy Month

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SBA’s Learning Center has many free online courses on topics such as financing your business, accounting and pricing. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Small Business Events

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

Government Contracting 101 | April 17, 2019 | 12 – 1 pm ET

Women’s Business Roundtable | April 26, 2019 | 10 – 11 am ET

Federally Recognized Certifications | April 30, 2019 | 12 – 1 pm ET

More small business events listed here or at this link.


Keep up with the latest hot topics, events, resources & news to help your small business: Twitter.com/SBA_Kentucky


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