Inside Look

SBDC Partners with EKU's Psychology Department to offer Human Resource Workshop Series

I/O psych student Perry Barnes

The EKU SBDC partnered with the university's Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology program for the second consecutive year to offer a series of human resources workshops. 

SBDC Client Named 2013 Kentucky Women Business Advocate of the Year

Joyce Green

Annually, the Kentucky Small Business Development Centers and the Kentucky Regional office of the U.S. Small Business Administration recognize outstanding entrepreneurs and thriving small businesses. 

EKU SBDC Client Success Story: 20/20 Vision, Somerset, Ky.

Jennifer Brown

Having vision problems? Check out Jennifer Brown, OD, owner of 20/20 Vision.  The business is located at 1005 W. Columbia Street, Suite B in Somerset KY.

EKU SBDC Client Success Story: Excel LLC

Excel Gymnastics

Excel Gymnastics has new owners!  Excel Gymnastics is owned and operated by Curt and Missy Hall and is located at 651 South Keeneland Drive in Richmond.

Rodriguez featured in 'Power of Maroon: Leadership Spotlight'

Michael Rodriguez

Michael Rodriguez, director of the EKU Small Business Development Center, is featured in this ongoing series designed to allow EKU leaders and others in prominent positions to discuss their roles, as well as campus issues. Rodriquez, who became a management consultant with the Morehead State University SBDC in 2008, was named director of the EKU SBDC in October 2009.

Employment Taxes--What I Need to Know

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As a small business owner, you realize that you can only grow so much without the help of employees. So when the time comes to hire your first employee, you need to have a firm understanding of employment taxes.

When you hire your first employee, you will be responsible for paying a variety of taxes at the federal, state, and local levels. So, what are employment taxes?  

EKU SBDC Success Story: The Starving Monkey

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The Starving Monkey is the first restaurant home delivery service in Richmond, Ky. Jeff Davis and his family recently started the business and chose the name 'The Starving Monkey' in honor of his precious daughter, Caya, who tragically lost her life this past spring in a swing set accident. "She absolutely adored monkeys. She probably owned 30 to 40 toy monkeys.

Am I getting all of the tax write-offs that I'm entitled to?

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This is one of the more common questions that arise this time of year from the self-employed. As the cost of doing business increases each year, the importance of reviewing your business expenses to ensure you're receiving all tax deductions has never been more important. To help out, here are a few deductions that are commonly overlooked:

EKU SBDC Success Story: Day's RV/Auto Sales, LLC

Day's RV/Auto Sales

Daniel Day is a Corbin native and owns his own RV store, Day's RV/Auto Sales, LLC. Day said, "We are a small family owned and operated business and specialize in finding top quality pre-owned RVs at the best possible prices. We have a great selection of Class A diesel pusher RVs, Class A gas engine RVs, Class C RVs, as well as a selection of 5th wheels and travel trailers.

Small Business Development Center Wins Statewide SBDC “Traveling Trophy”

SBDC Business Coordinator John Preston (left) and Director Michael Rodriguez sho

The traveling trophy won’t be traveling, after all.

For the second consecutive year, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at EKU claimed the hardware for its performance and productivity.