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 http://goo.gl/S8H79 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 www.ksbdc.org/STMP. 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 www.ksbdc.org.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Tricia Hudson

e-max.it: 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.

In Other News...

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - May 22, 2015

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/22/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Friday, May 22. Ricky… Read More

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Following Week

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/23/15) ― The following happenings and meetings are scheduled for next week: • The American… Read More

Most Read This Week

May 19, 2015 5467

Owensboro Health Proposes Building $15M Health…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 5332

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 18, 2015 3894

Madisonville Man Wanted for Attempted Murder in…

by SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 3711

Two Charged with Marijuana Possession after…

by SurfKY News
May 20, 2015 3276

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Holding Beach…

by Gil Lawson

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10322

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 15, 2015 7311

Investigation of Local Barber Shop Leads to Drug…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 22, 2015 5332

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 1050

Authorities Searching for Missing 5-Year-Old Boy

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 802

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - May 22, 2015

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 652

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 623

One Vehicle Collision Sends One to ER

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 555

MPD Seeks Three in Residential Robbery

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 553

Governor Announces Hopkins County as Kentucky…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 546

Post 2 Telecommunicator among KSP Graduating Class

by Trooper Stu Recke
May 22, 2015 416

Omni Visions Seeks to Recruit Foster Families

by Karen Jones
May 22, 2015 387

Alleged Prescription Drug Fraud Leads to Charges

by SurfKY News