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Community Ventures Corporation on EKU Campus One Day Each Month

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Community Ventures Corporation (CVC) is now visiting the Eastern Kentucky University campus in Richmond one day each month to help entrepreneurs and homeowners start and grow their own businesses and move into their own homes.

EKU SBDC Success Story: Fiber Frenzy

Fiber Frenzy

A new yarn shop has opened in Berea, KY recently. Fiber Frenzy, LLC, located at 315 Chestnut Street, is locally owned and operated by Judy Cowen, Joan Beck, and Sandra Crum.


EKU SBDC Success Story: Executive Credit Repair

Executive Credit Repair

Do you know what is in your credit file?

If you have not checked lately, you may be surprised. The National Credit Regulator reports that approximately 120,000 credit files were issued to consumers in the first quarter of this year.

EIEA winners announced

2012 EIEA Young Entrepreneur winner Hong R. Zhang Durandal

SOMERSET, Ky. (September 10, 2012) —

Fifteen small business owners, entrepreneurs, and non-profit organizations in Southern and Eastern Kentucky were recognized for their successful business accomplishments and helping grow the region’s economy at the 2012 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) program.

CEDET Offers Student Entrepreneurship Workshops

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EKU College of Business & Technology / CEDET Entrepreneurship Workshops

These workshops are designed to expose students to local entrepreneurs, the process of developing a business from an idea, developing a business plan from an idea, and are open to students who want to learn more about starting a business in Kentucky.

Seniors Launch Business with Help of ICC Business Accelerator on Campus

Spectrum Entertainment Inc.: l-r, Barr, Spicer, Hicks, and Hooper

Imagine having a successful business when you’re in your early 20s and not yet out of college.

Thanks in part to the helping hand of the Eastern Kentucky University-based business accelerator, that dream has become reality for a trio of EKU seniors plus a recent graduate of another institution.

EKU SBDC Success Story: Olive You Boutique

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Playing dress-up and fashion has always been a passion of Katie Brandenburg's. After earning a degree in merchandising and textiles at the University of Kentucky in 2010, she wanted to share her expertise with those around her. Brandenburg opened the Olive You Boutique located at Heritage Place Shopping Center across from Meijer in Richmond, KY.

Governor announces expansion, rebranding of entrepreneurial program

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Aug. 24, 2012) — Kentucky’s entrepreneurial community received a boost Thursday with the unveiling of an expanded and rebranded program designed to provide free business services to innovative start-up companies.

ICC Director Selected by Governor for Minority Business Council

Kristel Smith

Kristel Smith, executive director of the Innovation and Commercialization Center, has been named to the Minority Employment, Business Affairs and Economic Development Council by Gov. Steve Beshear.

EKU SBDC Success Story: Artfully Yours Art Studio

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Artfully Yours Art Studio, located in Richmond, KY is a fun and creative experience for people of all ages. Owner Stefanie Ashley is proud to open her studio for business after experiencing a successful private event for close colleagues and friends.

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