ky small bizOWENSBORO, Ky. (8/6/13) – Small town retailers and restaurant businesses are the heart of local communities, so helping to ensure they thrive is vital to the local, state and national economy.
The Kentucky Small Business Development Center’s (KSBDC) Small Town Merchant Program (STMP) will bring custom retail and restaurant business audits to small towns across the state. These business audits will assess everything from curb side appeal, merchandising, pricing structure and much more. Skilled SBDC consultants will then help business owners address weaknesses to strengthen and grow their businesses.
“We are so excited to bring this new program to the state,” said KSBDC State Director Becky Naugle. “Through this program we will be able to assist retailers and restaurant owners in rural communities and help them build better businesses and, in turn, better local economies.”
“It is our hope that STMP will help rural retailers and restaurant owners alike adapt their businesses to a changing economy and a changing customer,” said Dee Dee Harbut, KSBDC special programs director. “The business audits will be a valuable tool to help focus both the consultant and business owner on key areas that need attention.”
The Small Town Merchant Program will be in Henderson on Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Independence Bank located at 76 South Green Street. For more information or to register, please visit or call 270.926.8085.
The Small Town Merchant Program kicked off in January 2013 with a series of workshops held across the state throughout the year. These two-hour sessions will feature national retail consultant Marc Willson and focus on the timely topic of staying relevant to a changed customer. Following the session, several attendees will be chosen to receive a special business audit by Willson himself.
For more information on this program, or to see when the STMP kickoff is coming to the area, visit The Kentucky Small Business Development Center is a network of 15 offices located throughout the state that help existing and start-up businesses succeed by offering high quality, in-depth and hands-on services. The KSBDC is a partner program with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). For more information on how the KSBDC can serve you, visit
SurfKY News
Information provided by Tricia Hudson your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 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 on social media.

Stock Report Sponsored by

In Other News...

Owensboro Traffic Advisory

OWENSBORO, Ky. (10/6/15) — A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a traffic crossover and lane… Read More

DCHS To Host Pirate And Princess Party

OWENSBORO, Ky. (10/6/15) — The Theater Society at Daviess County High School is hosting a Pirate and Princess Party… Read More

Most Read This Week

October 01, 2015 7563

UPDATE: Madisonville Woman Charged after Bank…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 30, 2015 4865

Four Arrested After Allegedly Exposing Children…

by SurfKY News
October 01, 2015 3665

Clay Man Charged with Burglaries; Two Charged…

by SurfKY News
October 05, 2015 3647

Four Charged with Drug Offenses after Motel…

by SurfKY News
October 02, 2015 2979

Mahr Park Project Manager Describes Present,…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

September 16, 2015 12754

Mining Accident Fatality - Update

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 30, 2015 10859

Dawson Woman Dead After Princeton Factory…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

October 06, 2015 2597

County Passes Occupational Tax Ordinance

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 2001

Dawson Man Charged with Cultivating Marijuana,…

by SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 1308

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charge for Earlington…

by SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 768

Search Warrant Leads to Discovery of Indoor Grow…

by SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 652

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 467

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 465

KSP Seeks Wanted Person

by SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 431

Gov. Beshear Proclaims October - Cyber Security…

by SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 418

KSP Arrest Reports Released

by SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 390

OPD Search For Missing Boy

by SurfKY News