Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Local Organizations to Host Small Business Seminar

bg chamber 300BOWLING GREEN, KY (11/7/12) – Several local organizations will host a Build Your Business half-day seminar on Friday, November 30, 2012, offering insightful workshops and key resources for current and potential small business owners.
 
"The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with the SBDC and the Central Region ICC to host this seminar," said Chamber Board of Directors Chairman D. Gaines Penn.
 
"Small businesses make up more than 85 percent of our Chamber partnership, and we want to help all of them increase sales and grow their bottom lines, as well as encourage people thinking about starting a business. This seminar will help do that," continued Penn.
 
Led by the WKU Small Business Development Center, the Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center, and the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, this event offers two tracks for attendees, who will learn valuable information and collect experts' best practices-all to help their businesses thrive.
 
"The Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center, as part of the Kentucky Innovation Network, is excited to be a part of this project," said Douglas Rohrer, executive director of the CRICC. "Our mission is to help entrepreneurs start new companies and grow existing firms. This workshop will provide timely and valuable information to current and potential business owners."
 
"The WKU Small Business Development Center is pleased to be a sponsor of this important workshop. We encourage all small business owners seeking to start or grow their business to attend," said Miller Slaughter, director of the WKU SBDC.

The seminar begins at 7:30 a.m. on November 30 and ends at noon, and it will be held at the WKU Center for Research and Development at 2413 Nashville Road in Bowling Green.
 
The seminar includes two tracks, each consisting of three seminars. Registration cost is $20 and includes breakfast. Register online at www.bgchamber.com. Registrants will be entered into a drawing for a new iPad Mini™.

Chad Harpole, director of public affairs at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, will present the keynote address, titled "What the Upcoming 2013 Legislative Sessions Will Mean to Small Business."

Track 1
Starting a small business can be a rewarding-but daunting-task. From navigating legal issues to setting up a website, entrepreneurs face lengthy to-do lists when starting their businesses. Track 1 will help you identify resources and determine the next steps to begin a new business.
• Legal Considerations: Topics include protecting your intellectual property, trademarks and legal structure.
• Starting a Business in KY: Step-by-step discussion of how to start a business in KY and where you can find help.
• Google Tools: Learn about online tools offered by Google including Google Apps, Analytics, Places & more.

Track 2
So you've started a small business. Now what? The formula seems simple enough: add more customers, close more sales, and grow your business. But most small business owners know that there's more to being a success. Track 2 will address some of the opportunities and resources that will help you take your business to the next level.
• Affordable Health Care Act: Learn what the Affordable Health Care Act means for your small business.
• Attracting Customers with Digital Marketing: Use your website, social media & other on-line resources to grow your business.
• Government Contracting: Learn how small businesses can take advantage of government contracting opportunities and grow.

The presentations will be timed so participants can participate in different tracks if desired.

Register online at www.bgchamber.com. Visit the Chamber's website to learn more about the organization.

Visit www.kyinnovation.com to learn more about the Kentucky Innovation Network.

Visit www.wkusbdc.com to learn more about the WKU Small Business Development Center.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

In Other News...

Owensboro Parks Offers Tennis Lessons

OWENSBORO, Ky. (4/15/14) — The Owensboro Parks and Recreation Department is taking registrations for youth spring… Read More

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - April 16, 2014

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/16/14) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following arrest reports Wednesday, April… Read More
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

April 16, 2014 17294

UPDATE- Sheriff's Office Following Leads…

in Top Stories by Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter
April 14, 2014 5641

U.S. Bank Hanson on Lockdown Due to Bomb…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 14, 2014 5051

Pedestrian Killed During Two Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Chris E. King
April 13, 2014 4305

One Dead in Two Vehicle Head On Collision

in Top Stories by Chris E. King
April 15, 2014 2727

Police Searching for Sureway's 'Baby…

in Top Stories by Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

April 14, 2014 5051

Pedestrian Killed During Two Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Chris E. King
April 13, 2014 4305

One Dead in Two Vehicle Head On Collision

in Top Stories by Chris E. King
April 15, 2014 2727

Police Searching for Sureway's 'Baby…

in Top Stories by Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter
April 12, 2014 2722

One Injured in Two Vehicle Accident in…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 15, 2014 2203

Multi-Agency Investigation Leads to Drug…

in Top Stories by Lori Blakeley

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

April 14, 2014 1590

Grow Garden Grow - Spring Has Sprung

in News by Barbara Cecil Russ
April 13, 2014 891

Two Daviess County Men Busted for…

in Top Stories by Scott Gibbs
April 15, 2014 862

Owensboro Police Investigate Auto Accident

in News by Michael Hathaway
April 15, 2014 674

Owensboro Parks Offers Tennis Lessons

in News by Britni Bunn
April 14, 2014 559

Owensboro Health Hosts Tours for…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

April 13, 2014 2537

Muhlenberg 4-H is Buzzing

in Top Stories by Janie Culton
April 14, 2014 1926

MCC Staff Shares Good News with…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter
April 15, 2014 1150

'Walk Right Back' An Everly Brother's…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter
April 15, 2014 1100

Local MCHS Students Train at Job Corps

in Top Stories by Karen Robinson
April 15, 2014 915

Thumbpickers Unite at Mose Rager Day

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03