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Tom's Blog: 2018's Best & Worst Small Cities to Start A Business

I was asked to participate in a panel of experts from across the country to discuss the challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs in small cities.  The following article ranks the best small cities to start a business, with a very consistent message from those who were asked to participate.  Marc Cuban and I have similar comments - and together - we are worth $2.7 billion.&nb

With right help, most businesses succeed, chamber told

Richmond Chamber of Commerce Business and Breakfast gathering

By Bonnie Dailey / Register News Writer

Attendees of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce Business and Breakfast session filled the Arlington dinning room Wednesday morning.

This past summer, the Center for Economic Development Entrepreneurship and Technology at Eastern Kentucky University began looking for five good ideas.

CEDET and the Richmond Chamber Offer Growing Your Business Series

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The Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Technology (CEDET) at Eastern Kentucky University has partnered with the Richmond Chamber of Commerce to offer a series of free workshops.

Kristel Smith named to advisory board

Kristel Smith

Kristel Smith, Exeuctive Director of the Kentucky Innovation Network at Eastern Kentucky University, has been named by the Kentucky Arts Council as one of 12 community leaders and business executives to an advisory board for the Kentucky Creative Industry research study that it commissioned in January.

Smith appointed to the Commission on Small Business Advocacy

Kristel Smith

Kristel Smith, Executive Director of EKU's Innovation and Commercialization Center, has been appointed by  Gov. Steve Beshear to serve on the Commission on Small Business Advocacy. Smith, whose term will expire Aug. 22, 2016, will represent the 6th Congressional District.

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