We're named Small Business for a reason.

The Louisville Small Business Development Center is the premier small business resource in Greater Louisville. We give small business owners and entrepreneurs the tools they need to successfully start and grow a business in Louisville. Along with one-on-one advising by Certified Business Advisers, we also provide business training at no or low cost. 

It's not just about what we do for companies — it’s how we do it. 

We know starting and growing a business can be challenging. At the Louisville Small Business Development Center, our team stands ready to help you achieve your business goals. We've assembled an expert team of professional business consultants who believe in entrepreneurs and small business owners. With a combined 40+ years of experience, we know how to cut through the process and bring your vision to life. We are committed to your success and will be with you each step of the way – all at no cost to you. 

Community Impact

In the last 5 years, we've helped start new businesses, raise funding, and created new jobs.

103 new businesses


$22.9 million in business loans & equity


750 new jobs


Our Team

The Louisville SBDC provides one-on-one consultations at no cost to existing and potential entrepreneurs in the Louisville region. The Louisville SBDC also meets the educational needs of the local small business community by offering a variety of low cost training programs taught by industry experts and qualified SBDC Consultants.



We are part of America's SBDC national network comprised of over 1,000 Centers across the U.S., including 12 in Kentucky. The Louisville Small Business Development Center is a public / private partnership supported in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the University of Kentucky. We serve a nine county district including Bullitt, Carroll, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Owen, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble.