Women’s Business Center of Kentucky

About the WBC:

The Women’s Business Center of Kentucky helps female-owned businesses start and grow. We empower entrepreneurs by offering tools and support to established businesses so they can stabilize their companies, generate sustainable profits, strategize future growth, and contribute to the growth and economic development of our community.

The Women’s Business Center offers free, confidential business coaching to start-up and existing businesses.


Our services include:

• Customized, one-on-one business counseling (online, telephone, or in-person)

• Business plans, cash flow projections, and marketing plans

• Business coaching

• Access to capital for survival and growth

• Certification and procurement workshops

• Business webinars, workshops, and networking events covering all aspects of managing a successful business

• Financial education online training – eHomeAmerica.org

• Microloans

Online resources:

Small Business Administration

Small Business Administration Contracting Classroom

Kentucky Business Resources

Kentucky Association of Economic Development

Kentucky Exports Initiative

IRS Small Business Tax Center

Kentucky Small Business Development Center

SBA Guides

Louisville Score

Lexington Score


Business Builder Courses (Lexington)

This 4-week course teaches the foundation of what is needed to start and/or operate a successful business. Topics include: permits and licenses, registering your business with the state, marketing, human resources management, financial reporting and business operations. Class enrollment is limited to the first 20 registrants who pre-pay the required registration fee.

Location: Community Ventures, 1450 N. Broadway, Lexington, KY 40505

Cost: $25 for the entire course – ADVANCED REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT REQUIRED

To Register: Contact Margaret Prince at (859) 231-0054, ext. 1047 or mprince@cvky.org

Payment must be exact cash, check, or money order and must accompany registration. The class is limited to the first 20 registrants.

February 7th-28th 2017, Tuesdays, 6:00PM – 8:30PM

May 2nd-23rd 2017, Tuesdays, 6:00PM – 8:30PM

August 1st, 15th-29th 2017, Tuesdays, 6:00PM – 8:30PM

October 3rd-24th 2017, Tuesdays, 6:00PM – 8:30PM


Business Builder Courses (Louisville)

This 4-week course teaches the foundation of what is needed to start and/or operate a successful business. Topics include: permits and licenses, registering your business with the state, marketing, human resources management, financial reporting and business operations. Class enrollment is limited to the first 20 registrants who pre-pay the required registration fee.

Location: Community Ventures, 1812 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. Louisville, KY 40203

Cost: $35 for the entire course – ADVANCED REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT REQUIRED

To Register: Contact Margaret Prince at (502) 566-6076 or mprince@cvky.org

Payment must be exact cash, check, or money order and must accompany registration. The class is limited to the first 20 registrants.

March 14th-28th 2017, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

June 13th-27th 2017, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

October 17th-31st 2017, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00PM – 8:00PM


Mentoring Round-Tables

The Women’s Round-Tables is a peer-to-peer networking opportunity for women to learn about business culture from other successful women entrepreneurs. Participants gain a forum to share ideas, best practices, and success stories. The Round-Table groups discuss topics concerning procurement, financial resources, marketing, and access to capital.

We have Round-Tables in two locations:

• Louisville Round-Table – every fourth Friday

• Lexington Round-Table – quarterly

Note: If you are interested in becoming a speaker for a Round-Table, please submit the form below.


Women in Business Expo & Conference 2017: Breaking Through Barriers

Join us for a day of empowerment and training hosted by the Women’s Business Center of Kentucky, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Community Ventures. This year’s annual event will take place at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky on September 26th 2017 from 9 AM-5 PM. Two speakers, several breakout sessions, and the highly anticipated business pitch contest make this year’s expo a can’t miss event!

An official list of participating speakers and a more in-depth schedule of events are coming soon!

Contact the Women's Business Center