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Small Business Guide

Cabinet for Economic Development

Small and Minority Business Division

"With more than 90 percent of businesses in the Commonwealth of Kentucky having fewer than 50 employees, small businesses are essential to Kentucky’s economic vitality. That’s why the Cabinet for Economic Development’s Small and Minority Business Branch (SMBB) is dedicated to assisting all small businesses in Kentucky, both start-up and existing, including:

  • Microenterprises (companies with 5 or fewer employees)
  • Women-owned companies
  • Veteran-owned companies
  • Minority-owned companies
  • Companies located in economically challenged areas
  • Companies owned by individuals classified with disabilities

Contact at CED:

Mark Johnson -- MarkL.Johnson@ky.gov, Branch Manager, or call toll free 1-800-626-2250.