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EKU SBDC Success Story: Artfully Yours Art Studio

Artfully Yours Art Studio, located in Richmond, KY is a fun and creative experience for people of all ages. Owner Stefanie Ashley is proud to open her studio for business after experiencing a successful private event for close colleagues and friends.

Richmond man named SBA Small Business Person of the Year

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 17, 2012) — In 1999, with $600 in his pocket, Donovan Wadsworth moved to Kentucky from the Pacific Northwest. The next year, he started a construction business in Richmond that is now a full-service restoration company with annual revenues of more than $1 million.

2012 Vet-to-Entrepreneur Conference

In its second year, military veterans will once again be able to  learn from fellow veterans and other experts about how to launch their own business at a Vet-to-Entrepreneur Conference hosted by Eastern Kentucky University on Thursday, May 24.

EKU SBDC Success Story: Jackson's Restaurant Opens in Richmond, KY

Jackson's Restaurant is an All-American down home kind of eatery.  Its country-style lunch buffet lends itself to a scrumptious menu of homemade meatloaf, fried pork chops, greens, fried potatoes, home-style green beans, macaroni and cheese, pone cornbread, along with homemade pies and fudge. 

EKU SBDC Success Story: Downtown Diva

Laura Tucker recently opened her boutique, Downtown Diva, in the Somerset area. As a traveling pharmaceutical sales representative, Laura loved visiting small shops across the country in her spare time. With a sales and marketing background, Laura was ready to take the "bull by the horns" and make her own destiny.

Doodlebug Cakes chosen for Cake Battle

Meghan Smith, 14, the talent behind Doodlebug Cakes of Berea, KY has been chosen as one of four teen finalists to compete in the Mike Elder Cakefest in Kansas City, MO on March 3 and 4.

EKU SBDC Success Story: Prosigns LLC

Most people have only dreamed of owning their own business but few take that dream to the next step and make it a reality. Jason Freeman sought the advice of Michael Rodriguez, Management Consultant, and Director of the Eastern Kentucky University Small Business Development Center after a couple of friends referred him. Freeman wanted to start his own graphic design and sign company.

Small Business Development Center at EKU Honored as State's Best

It probably came as no surprise to local educator/entrepreneur Gus LaFontaine or local dentist Dr. Susan Vanstone when the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Eastern Kentucky University was recently named the best of 15 such centers statewide.

EKU SBDC Success Story: Halcomb's Knob LLC

Deborah Messenger always wanted to start her own business but the little things in life seemed to get in the way of her lifelong dream. Then one day the unthinkable happened, the word Cancer. This sent Deborah reeling. She had to make some life altering decisions. Her whole perspective became acute. Suddenly, the things that mattered yesterday did not matter today.

SBDC Consultant Preston Captures Top Honor for Kentucky

John Preston, consultant in the Somerset office of Eastern Kentucky University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), has received the 2011 Kentucky State Star from the Association of Small Business Development Centers.

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