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


2017 Women in Business Expo & Conference: Breaking Through Barriers

WBCEXPO

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 headlining keynote speakers, 6 breakout sessions, and the highly anticipated business pitch contest make this year’s expo a “can’t miss” event!

Visit WBCKentucky.org for updated information on tickets and registration, exhibitor booths, and sponsorship opportunities, along with an official list of participating speakers and a more in-depth schedule of events!


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.

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.


SBA Events

2nd Act: The Next Phase of Your Career

Are you at a crossroads in your career? Downsized? Retired early but are getting bored? Ever wondered what it would be like to own a business?

Join us for a free interactive seminar on how to start your business right and grow it right. Presenters: SBA Kentucky District Office, SCORE Lexington, the KY Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and the Lexington Public Library. After the presentation, SCORE will provide free mentoring to help you fast track your business idea.

This is a free event and open to the public, but space is limited. Register now here.

Thur. Oct. 26 | 9:30 am - 12 ET | Beaumont Public Library | Lexington, KY 40513



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