Entrepreneurial LiNKs

How To Start / Fund / Grow A Business

Kentucky One Stop – Small Business Portal
All the resources needed to plan, start, operate or move a business in Kentucky on one-website

Kentucky Small Business Development Center
Local assistance in starting your own business

Comprehensive Step-by-Step guide in starting a business

Guide to Raising Capital for your Business Enterprise
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Free business counseling from retired business executives

Kentucky - Get your Business Online
The web is where people go to find things - 97% of Americans look for products and services online, but 71% of Kentucky businesses do not have a website. Through the Get Your Business Online initiative, we are hoping to get more Kentucky small businesses online by offering a fast, easy and free way to get started.

Small Business Certifications

Kentucky Minority and Women Owned Business Certification
Commonwealth of Kentucky certifying body for minority and women owned business enterprises

Ohio Certifying body for women owned businesses
State Certification – Ohio
Ohio River Valley Women's Business Council

National Certifications

Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
3360 E. Livingston Ave., Suite 3A
Columbus, OH 43227
(614) 238-6639
Fax (614) 222-6799

National Women Business Owners Corporation (WBOC)
1001 West Jasmin Drive, Suite G
Lake Park, FL 33403
(561) 848-5066
Fax (561) 881-7364

Tri-State Minority Supplier Development Council

Tri-State certifying body for minority owned business enterprises
National Minority Supplier Development Council

International Business

National Export Initiative

Kentucky Export Initiative

Begin to Export
Basic Guide to Exporting

Expand your Exports
Intermediate guide to expanding exports

US Commercial Service Cincinnati

Export Import Bank of the United States

SBA Grant to US Exporters
Grant funding for export promotion

Department of Agriculture Grant funding for US Agricultural Exports

Investors Circle