Inside Look

SBDC Aids Business Owners, Entrepreneurs


The Small Business Development Center at Eastern Kentucky University has financed more than $3 million in small business loans and equity funds this program year.

Rainey Attains ABPA Designation

Jason Rainey, assistant director and management consultant for the Kentucky Small Business Development Center at Eastern Kentucky University, has attained the professional Accredited Business Planning Advisor (ABPA) designation. 

Rainey attended Accredited-Certified Business Planning Advisor training and passed the required comprehensive credential exam. 

EKU SBDC Client Success Story: Clementine's Bake Shop

Drew & Lindsay Elliott: Clementine's Bakery Shop

Drew Elliott and his wife Lindsay are the proud owners of Clementine's Bakery shop. Drew recounts the beginning of Clementine's Bakery: "We started selling [our products] at our farmer's market in 2011. It was a kind of a side job."  

SBDC Sponsors Free Fall Workshop Series for Small Businesses

Business and Technology Center

It takes more than hustle to run a successful business. It also takes knowledge of key tools in the entrepreneur’s tool box.

EKU SBDC in Somerset Now Has a New Location

Regional Small Business News

As of July 2015 the Somerset EKU Small Business Development Center has a new location. The office has moved to the Eastern Kentucky University Somerset Campus at:

CEDET Staff Leads Panel on Fostering Leadership

l-r: Ian Mooers, Jason Rainey and Kristel Smith

Three members of the Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Technology (CEDET) staff were among the discussants at the recent East Kentucky Leadership Conference in Pikeville.

Eastern Kentuckians must harness entrepreneurial spirit

More entrepreneurs needed in eastern Kentucky - by Morgan Lentes | WYMT

PIKEVILLE, Ky (WYMT) - The theme of this year's East Kentucky Leadership Conference is creating entrepreneurial communities.

But what does it really mean to be entrepreneur? It is a word that means a lot of things to a lot of different people.

More than 100 attend young professionals’ first meeting

State Rep. Jonathan Shell, R-Lancaster, tells the Richmond Young Professionals A

The Richmond Register | by Machaela Ballard

More than 100 people attended the first Richmond Young Professionals Association meeting at noon Thursday, more than double the number expected.

KSBDC remembers Michael Rodriguez with the Sutton Landry State Star

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center awarded the 2014 Sutton Landry St

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center awarded the 2014 Sutton Landry State Star to Michael Rodriguez, announced Becky Naugle, center director. Rodriguez is the late center director of the Eastern Kentucky University Small Business Development Center.

SBDC Acquires USDA Funding for Economic Gardening Project

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The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in partnership with UK's College of Agriculture has received a USDA grant in support of Economic Gardening in Kentucky's counties. Economic Gardening is not a training series but rather describes various services bundled into a package.