US Small Business Administration (SBA)
Every state has at least one SBA district office, with multiple resource partners to support the needs of the small business community.
US SBA Small Business Start-up Guide
This small business guide is intended to serve as a roadmap for starting a business. It also includes numerous electronic links for additional information. Use this interactive tool, with many supporting resources to help you start a successful business.
Kentucky Small Business Development Centers
Kentucky's Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Network is a statewide partnership between Kentucky's higher education institutions, state government, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the private sector. KSBDC consultants provide small business owners the help they need to deepen their understanding of management and business ownership. They provide analysis and data that is generally beyond the capacity of small businesses to purchase in the private sector.
Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Small Business Services
The Small Business Services Branch coordinates Small Business Enterprise, Minority Business Enterprise and Women Business Enterprise activities throughout the state's administrative structure. The branch acts as an advocacy agency for the furtherance and expansion of Kentucky-based small, minority and women-owned businesses through the utilization of resources available through the state or under the purview of the state.
Kentucky Secretary of State Business Services
To register a business entity, file reports with the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and other business services including the online business database, the Kentucky Secretary of State Trademark search, and UCC online services.
Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy
The Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP) provides a direct link between the Governor and Kentucky’s agriculture community. The office administers the Governor's Commission on Family Farms, the Kentucky Agricultural Resource Development Authority (KARDA), the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board (Phase I), the Kentucky Tobacco Settlement Trust Corporation (Phase II), and the Kentucky Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund.