Independent retailers and restaurants are the heart and soul of small towns and main streets across Kentucky. Successful retailers build vibrant downtown destinations, but they face unique challenges ranging from inventory control, advertising, merchandising and staffing, to big box competition.
"The Kentucky SBDC Small Town Merchant Program includes hands-on initiatives and resources designed to address the specific needs of retail and restaurant businesses."
Local organizations such as Main Street programs, Chambers of Commerce, Retail and Restaurant Associations and others can work with the Kentucky SBDC Small Town Merchant Program to deliver targeted, relevant guidance that local business owners can put to use immediately.
Small Town Merchant Program highlights:
Individual, Comprehensive Retail Business Checkup and Restaurant Check-up
Confidential, On-site Business Audit
Continuing business assistance from local SBDC consultants
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