LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 26, 2013) —Kentucky Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) Associate Director Gordon Garrett is participating in the 2013 National Institute of Health Commercialization Assistance Program (CAP). CAP is a specialized technical assistance program designed to help promising small life science companies develop their commercial businesses and transition their technologies developed through the Small Business Innovation Research Program and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs to the marketplace.
Garrett, who works with many SBIR/STTR Phase I and II Kentucky businesses, attended as a KSBDC representative. Through this training, Garrett will be able to provide Kentucky Phase I and II clients with additional resources.
As a participant, Garrett received specialized training at a week-long conference. For the next 18 months, he will have access to a principal advisor focusing on concrete deliverables; advice from industry experts on regulatory and licensing issues, business strategy and investor pitch; and great networking opportunities.
We are honored that Gordon has had this opportunity. The knowledge and resources he is gaining will be invaluable for clients at the SBIR/STTR Phase I and II stage and allow us to offer even more in-depth assistance.
– Becky Naugle, KSBDC State Director
LEXINGTON, Ky., (Feb. 14, 2017) – Kentucky Small Business Development Center is seeking nominations for the 2017 Pacesetter Awards. The recognition program was created to honor high performing, second-stage businesses that are changing Kentucky’s economic landscape. The deadline to submit nominations is March 15.
KSBDC encourages small businesses that meet the following minimum qualifications to apply:
· Privately held
· In business for three or more years
· Employ six or more full-time employees, including the owner
· Annual sales meet or exceed $500,000
· Located and headquartered in Kentucky
·Demonstrate the intent and capacity to grow evidenced by the judging criteria.
Pacesetters will be selected based on two or more of the following criteria:
· Growth in the number of employees
·Increase in sales and/or unit volume
· Innovativeness of the product or service
·Response to adversity
·Employee engagement and commitment
·Contributions by the nominee to aid community-oriented projects
Pacesetters will be recognized at the Kentucky Celebrates Small Business event held at the Capitol rotunda in Frankfort during the first week of May. Each honoree will receive an award inscribed with the business’s name and a promotional video for their own use that highlights the business. In addition, KSBDC will send a customized press release announcing the award to local media and trade associations. Honorees are given the rights to use the Kentucky Pacesetter logo and event photographs in promoting their business.
Anyone may submit nominations, including third parties associated with an eligible second-stage business. A business may self-nominate by completing the required form. Winners will be notified by March 27. Full nomination requirements and the application are online at https://www.ksbdc.org/kentucky-pacesetters1 .
The Kentucky Small Business Development Center, part of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is a network of 12 offices located throughout the state. The center helps existing and start-up businesses succeed by offering high quality, in-depth and hands-on services. KSBDC is a partner program with the U.S. Small Business Administration. More information on KSBDC services can be found on their website, http://www.ksbdc.org/ .
Writer: Roberta Meisel, 859-257-0104
UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, through its land-grant mission, reaches across the commonwealth with teaching, research and extension to enhance the lives of Kentuckians.