Morehead SBDC, Morehead, KY

Serving the Counties of: Bath, Bracken, Fleming, Lewis, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Robertson and Rowan

The Morehead SBDC provides one-on-one consultations at no cost to existing and potential entrepreneurs in Eastern Kentucky. The Morehead SBDC also meets the educational needs of the local small business community by offering a variety of low cost training programs taught by industry experts and qualified SBDC Consultants.

Mark Murphy
District Director for the East Kentucky District
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Deidrea Niece
Data Entry Specialist
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Mark has been with the Morehead State University SBDC since April 2010. In 2015 he was named the District Director, overseeing the SBDC locations for Morehead State University in Ashland, Morehead, Pikeville and Paintsville. Prior to joining the SBDC, he has enjoyed a diverse career, working as a finance manager, loan officer and owned several businesses. His entrepreneurial spirit began early; Mark operated an ice cream truck, a window tinting business and a disc jockey during high school. Additionally he worked at and learned from the many businesses his father owned throughout Eastern Kentucky. He has a B.B.A. in marketing and a M.B.A. from Morehead State University, is a Certified Business Advisor and has his Export and Trade Counseling Certification from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Mark has been the recipient of numerous KSBDC awards including: induction into the Million Dollar Loan Club, the Team Player Award, and the 2013 Sutton Landry State Star- KSBDC’s most prestigious honor. Mark combines his real life experiences as an entrepreneur with the formal education he has received to counsel clients on the full spectrum of business ownership.
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Deidrea joined the Morehead Small Business Development Center in 2014. She is a graduate of Morehead State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication. Prior to joining the SBDC, Deidrea was a freelancer for several startup businesses and assisted with their social media and marketing plans. She plans to pursue her Master of Arts degree in communication from MSU. Outside of work Deidrea enjoys photography, anything DIY and the simple things in life.
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Morehead SBDC
150 East First St.
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: (606) 783-2895
Fax: (606) 783-5020
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