Business

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
www.onestop.ky.gov

Kentucky Small Business Development Center
Local assistance in starting your own business
http://ksbdc.org/

Comprehensive Step-by-Step guide in starting a business
www.allbusiness.com

Guide to Raising Capital for your Business Enterprise
Download (PDF)

Free business counseling from retired business executives
www.scoreworks.org/

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
http://mwbe.ky.gov/Pages/

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

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
http://www.wbenc.org/

National Women Business Owners Corporation (WBOC)
1001 West Jasmin Drive, Suite G
Lake Park, FL 33403
(561) 848-5066
Fax (561) 881-7364 
http://www.nwboc.org/

Tri-State Minority Supplier Development Council
http://tsmsdc.com/mbe-certification/

Tri-State certifying body for minority owned business enterprises
National Minority Supplier Development Council
www.nmsdc.org/nmsdc/

International Business

National Export Initiative
http://export.gov/nei/

Kentucky Export Initiative
www.kyexports.gov

Begin to Export
Basic Guide to Exporting
http://export.gov/begin/index.asp

Expand your Exports
Intermediate guide to expanding exports
http://export.gov/expand/index.asp

US Commercial Service Cincinnati
http://export.gov/ohio/southernohio/contactus/index.asp

Export Import Bank of the United States
www.exim.gov

SBA Grant to US Exporters
Grant funding for export promotion
http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/1/2889/resources/14315

Department of Agriculture Grant funding for US Agricultural Exports
www.susta.org

Investors Circle