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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

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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.

EKU Business and Technology Accelerator Joins Estill Development Alliance, Chamber of Commerce in Irvine Facility

RICHMOND, Ky. – Business owners and entrepreneurs in Estill County now have another convenient resource to help them achieve their dreams.

Smith Named Executive Director of Innovation & Commercialization Center

­The new executive director of the Innovation and Commercialization Center (ICC) at Eastern Kentucky University is a familiar name and face to many in the central/eastern Kentucky business community.

Richmond man named SBA Small Business Person of the Year

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 17, 2012) — In 1999, with $600 in his pocket, Donovan Wadsworth moved to Kentucky from the Pacific Northwest. The next year, he started a construction business in Richmond that is now a full-service restoration company with annual revenues of more than $1 million.

Operation Veteran to Entrepreneur Conference

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Military veterans can learn from fellow veterans and other experts about how to launch their own business at the Vet-to-Entrepreneur Conference hosted by Eastern Kentucky University on Thursday, May 24.


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