A new retail clothing store just opened in the Somerset Mall in Somerset, Ky. Hephzibah's Boutique is owned and operated by Judy Chanthalangsy. She is originally from Chicago, Il., and is a local optometrist in the Somerset area. Judy had always wanted to open a clothing store and views it as a full time hobby along with her current occupation.
One of the most frequently asked questions we get at the Kentucky Small Business Development Center is, "Where can I find a grant to start my business." The answer is that you usually can't find a grant for your business.
The Eastern Kentucky University Small Business Development Center (EKU SBDC) has partnered with the Corbin Economic Development Agency and the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce to open a monthly office in Corbin, Ky.
John Maxie, owner of John's Automotive Repair, had always wanted to own a garage. After three years of working for an auto repair business, the opportunity to purchase the business became a reality. Maxie jumped at the chance. He had already built a rapport with its customer base. Maxie is known for his quality of work and excellent customer service.
Kentucky is home to more than 6,700 arts related businesses that employ 24,400 people - nearly four times as many as Toyota or Ford. The arts are a big business in Kentucky and the Kentucky Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) is working to grow that business with an exciting new program - Access to Market (ATM).
Community Ventures Corporation (CVC) is now visiting the Eastern Kentucky University campus in Richmond one day each month to help entrepreneurs and homeowners start and grow their own businesses and move into their own homes.
Playing dress-up and fashion has always been a passion of Katie Brandenburg's. After earning a degree in merchandising and textiles at the University of Kentucky in 2010, she wanted to share her expertise with those around her. Brandenburg opened the Olive You Boutique located at Heritage Place Shopping Center across from Meijer in Richmond, KY.