Entrepreneurial SMARTS (Pikeville)

Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation (SKED) is hosting a nationally recognized entrepreneurial and small business training program at 10 locations across Southeast Kentucky. Based on the nationally acclaimed Core Four™ Business Planning Course, developed by the Northeast Entrepreneur Fund in Virginia, MN over a decade ago, this curriculum has been used by community colleges, continuing education classes, community development financial institutions, micro lenders and small business development centers. This training has helped to build businesses ranging from small $500 home-based startups to $1,000,000 business expansions.

Training consists of four 3-hour sessions, one session per week for four weeks, at each of the 10 selected locations. Upon completion of all four training sessions, participants will receive a certificate recognizing their achievements, and will be eligible to apply for business startup or expansion funding from SKED’s loan funds. Space is limited at each site so register early.
The Pikeville training is held on Thursdays from 5:30-8:30pm from Sept. 5 through Sept. 26.