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.

Most Read This Week

July 27, 2015 5781

Death of Central City Man in Dawson Springs Under…

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 3757

School System Announces Free Lunch/Breakfast at…

by SurfKY News
July 30, 2015 3109

Webster Man Leads Police on Chase through Parts…

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 3078

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 2499

Hanson, Owensboro, Bowling Green Youths Win at…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

July 17, 2015 16182

Muhlenberg Most Wanted - Top 10

by SurfKY News
July 23, 2015 15143

UPDATE: Family Confirms Body of Missing Teen…

by Shawn Freels, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 31, 2015 3078

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 1475

Little Miss, Mister Hopkins County Fair Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 1028

State Fair President Commends Hopkins County Fair…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 899

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 642

Henderson Woman Faces Rape Charges

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 586

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 579

House of Onyx's Crystal Gallery Opens in…

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 566

A.G. Conway Announces Two Cybercrimes Arrests for…

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 481

Four Wheeler Pursuit Results in Charges

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 451

One Injured in Three-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News