Celebrating National Small Business Week

SBA Kentucky District Office - May 2019

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2019 Kentucky Small Business Awards

The 2019 Kentucky Small Business Person of the Year

Paul Isenberg, owner of Smart Start Child Care

Paul Isenberg, Owner of Smart Start Child Care, LLC in Bowling Green, Kentucky and 2019 SBA Kentucky Small Business Person of the Year, was recognized yesterday in Washington, DC along with other district Small Business Person of the Year representatives. Read his story here.

  • 2019 KY Financial Services Advocate – SBA Microlender: Regina Becknell, MACED
  • 2019 KY Rural Small Business: Michelle and James (Jay) Tapscott, J-Mack BBQ, LLC

Elevating Rural Entrepreneurship in KY / Southeast through Innovation

By Ashley D. Bell, SBA Region IV Administrator

Entrepreneurs in the Southeast’s agricultural industry, including Kentucky, will now be better able to connect to suppliers, service providers, institutions and each other as part of a recently expanded initiative powered by the SBA.

AgLaunch, a new Regional Innovation Cluster receiving a contract through a competitive process, will help small businesses start, expand and support the next generation of farming capabilities ….   Continue reading here.

Read Ashley D. Bell’s bio here.

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The SBA offers support for veterans as they enter the world of business ownership. Look for funding programs, training, and federal contracting opportunities. Click here for resources.

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Go Global to Grow Your Small Business

Free webinars during World Trade Month

May 9 @2 pm EDT: Finding New Buyers, Financing Deals and Getting Paid

May 16 @2 pm EDT: Managing Challenges in the Global Market

May 23 @2 pm EDT: Tools for Finding New Markets

May 30 @2 pm EDT: Doing Well by Doing Good in the World

Details for webinars above are listed here under Small Business Events. 

More Upcoming Small Business Events

Small business training

Details for classes below are listed here under Small Business Events.

To ensure that there is enough room for attendees, registration is requested.

HUBZone 2019 Roadshow | May 7 | 10 am – 12 pm ET

Business Plan Boot Camp | May 11 and 18 | 8 am – 3 pm ET

Federally Recognized Certifications | May 14 | 12 – 1 pm ET

Strong Women - Strong Coffee Roundtable | May 24 | 10 – 11 am ET

Federally Recognized HUBZone Certification | May 28 | 12 – 1 pm ET

More small business events listed here or at this link.


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