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.

Click here to visit the complete Women’s Business Center website today!


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


Women in Business Expo & Conference

WBCEXPO

Each year, the Women’s Business Center hosts a day-long conference of empowerment and training with the support of the U.S. Small Business Administration and Community Ventures. the annual event features keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and a business pitch contest for its participants.

Visit WBCKentucky.org for updated information on past expos!


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.

2018 Dates Pending…


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.


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.


SBA Events


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