Small Business Development Center Services

Access to the resources you need to start, grow, and succeed

  • Business Planning

    Deciding to start your own business is both exhilarating and stressful with many unknowns and challenges to be overcome. The experienced consultants at your local SBDC can guide you through the process. We provide one-on-one consulting in business planning, market research, marketing plans and much more. All at no cost to you or your business.

  • Financing

    When starting or growing your business, access to capital is critical. KSBDC can help by connecting you to sources of capital, preparing financial projections and financial models required by lenders and investors. We can also help you analyze your financial performance to identify weaknesses and opportunities to improve your business.

  • Marketing

    Marketing is an extremely complex, but worthwhile endeavor for small businesses. Successful small businesses are constantly developing new and creative ideas to reach their target audience. The SBDC can assist you with developing a marketing plan and optimizing your online presence to help your business exceed its potential.

Economic Impact of KSBDC

From the 2017 Program Year

2,028 Total Clients
136 Businesses Started
$85.9M Capital Infusion
1,390 Jobs Created
$88.6M Client Revenue Growth

Why Work With The KSBDC?

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center network is a premier provider of business services that empower entrepreneurs with practical information, skills, and strategies that make measurable, positive impact on the performance of their businesses and, by extension, on the communities in which they work.

  • A Trusted Resource

    KSBDC has been around for over 35 years, providing business owners and would-be entrepreneurs with access to information, resources and assistance to start and grow their businesses. We’re the only audited business assistance provider in the state and 94% of our clients would recommend our services to others.

  • A Customized Approach

    You are unique, and so is your business. A one-size-fits-all solution usually doesn’t work. That’s why KSBDC works with you, hands-on and in-depth to develop solutions that work for your business.

  • Your Tax Dollars At Work

    When you work with the SBDC, you pay nothing for the planning and consulting services that we provide. Occasionally, we may charge a nominal fee for a training workshop, but your tax dollars have already paid for our consulting.

Our Friends

The South Central SBDC is honored to to partner with regional economic development organizations providing business assistance services to Southern and Eastern Kentucky, including:

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of SBA.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact your local service center to make accommodations.