Filed on January 29th, by Representative Richard Heath during this year’s general session, this new law took effect on July 14, 2018. The bill changed Kentucky cottage food law to classify home-based processors as an person who “produces or processes whole fruit and vegetables, mixed-greens, jams, jellies, sweet sorghum syrups, preserves, fruit butter, bread, fruit pies, cakes, or cookies” our of his or her home.Read More
Why is it that most businesses (even ones with business plans) don’t get the funding they need? They are missing a crucial ingredient: Solid Market Research
Before financing any business endeavor, whether you’re considering opening a business, launching a new product, adding a location or buying assets, market research and validation is key to your project’s success. Market research involves finding out everything you can about your proposed business and product/service, the industry and your target market.
You've probably heard of the new kind of corporation that's using business as a force for good. NPR, The New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, Fortune, the Atlantic Monthly and many other major media outlets have covered these Benefit (B) Corporations.
Yet, even with all of the media coverage, many consumers and even investors still wonder what sets B Corps apart from other businesses, how much difference B Corps make and whether it's possible to make a profit while doing what's right.Read More
"It's all about restoring lives. That's why I do this. I believe that restoring a smile will transform a life."Read More
Owning a business is a constant state of flux. There are changes within the industry, the economy, the laws, and many other facets of business that can either help a business to succeed or cause it to fail.
One thing for sure is that if a business owner fails to remain informed so that he or she can manage these changes, he or she could endure some hefty penalties.Read More
A solid elevator pitch is a vital tool that helps you to raise capital for a business opportunity. A good pitch creates interest. At its core, an elevator pitch is an intriguing one to two minute conversation (preferably one minute) that communicates the key features of the business opportunity.Read More
Even if your product or service is the best around, you have competitors. That's because when it comes to making a purchase, a customer has several choices. Your competition isn't just the business across town that sells similar items or services as your business.Read More
Quite frankly, the business would not be a business without assistance from Vallorie and the KSBDC. I did not know where to start. She worked closely with my Mom and me to develop a business plan that was very well received by the lender.Read More
We needed immediate assistance when we went into negotiations with a foreign supplier. Once, we called Dave Oetken on a Saturday and said ‘help’. He immediately met with us and helped us put a distribution deal together.Read More
The guidance KSBDC provided was crucial to getting past that first difficult step of starting this part of the venture.Read More
We are grateful for the assistance we received from the KSBDC. They understood our needs and worked with us to make our dream of having a meat processing plant in Henry County a reality.Read More
An incredible organization with a wealth of information and knowledge that can help a novice who is starting a business to be able to compete.Read More
We wouldn’t be here without you! - Ann Shadle, owner of Mayan CaféRead More
I wish that I had known about this resource earlier. If I had come to the SBDC sooner a lot of my stresses and struggles would have been minimized! The help and support has been amazing.Read More