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Entrepreneurship: Getting Started

A guide to resources for both community-based and UK-affiliated entrepreneurs.

Local Small Business Advising

Commerce Lexington Inc, is a nonprofit public-private economic development partnership representing the Lexington MSA. At Commerce Lexington Inc., everything we do is aimed at helping business owners succeed by equipping them with the tools they need to grow or expand their business.



The KSBDC provides unparalleled consulting and training services that help existing business owners and potential entrepreneurs succeed. Our services include: one-on-one management consultations, training workshops, market research, loan packaging help, assistance with financial projections and information needed to make informed business decisions.


  • Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship

    The Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship is the nexus for startup companies at the University of Kentucky.  Services include market research, commercialization assessment, assistance with business plans and marketing strategies, connections to vetted service providers, and access to federal, state and private funding sources.

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This research guide is designed for use by both community-based and UK-affiliated entrepreneurs

If you are not affiliated with the University of Kentucky (as faculty, staff, or student), you will have to come to one of our campus locations in order to access most of the electronic resources.  Community members who are Kentucky residents and over 18 years of age can get a library card and check-out materials.


Business and Economics Liaison

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Jennifer Horne
I am here to help you with your research! Please email me your questions or make an appointment for either an in-person or Zoom consultation.

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If you are looking for information on other subjects please take a look at all of the research guides created by our librarians: