About Us

About NKU Small Business CenterCounselors at the SBDC have knowledge and experience to help small businesses in Northern Kentucky and the region grow and succeed. In fact, we have been doing so for 28 years. Because we are federally and state funded, we are able to provide professional advising and consulting services to new and existing small businesses at no cost to the business owner. That’s right – some things in life still are free! In addition, we offer no/low cost training designed specifically to meet the needs of our small business clientele.

Located at 305 Johns Hill Road on the Northern Kentucky University campus in Highland Heights, the NKU SBDC provides assistance to Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, and Pendleton counties and also serves the broader Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati metropolitan areas.

Typically open Monday through Friday from 9am until 5pm, the Center can assist small businesses in a variety of ways – from development and launch, access to capital, strategic growth, marketing, technology, internal process improvements, and many other areas of need.

We look forward to meeting you in the near future!

Our Vision

Our Vision

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center network is a premier provider of business services that empower entrepreneurs with practical information, skills, and strategies that make measurable, positive impact on the performance of their businesses and, by extension, on the communities in which they work. Kentucky Small Business Development Center strengthens Kentucky’s economy through the delivery of high quality, in-depth and hands-on business consulting to existing and start-up businesses, creating both wealth and jobs.

Our Beliefs

Our Beliefs

We believe our clients have needs and are willing to learn. We know they are entrepreneurial in spirit. We believe our clients are valuable as individuals to us and to the Kentucky economy.

We believe small business is the life-blood of the Kentucky economy and that generating a profit is a worthy goal. We believe business owners must mitigate the risk of business ownership as well as accept the responsibilities associated with the opportunity of owning a business.
We believe our roles are to coach and educate our clients and that we must be open, positive, and knowledgeable in this endeavor. We provide assistance, but do not do our clients’ work. We are also a link to other resources and partners with other business assistance service providers.

Our Values

Our Values

Service – To us this means making a difference in our clients’ lives by offering valuable, timely, and meaningful assistance. We make ourselves available to them, and we are courteous and professional.
Quality – We will offer uncompromising excellence in all we do.
Integrity – We will gain the confidence and trust of our clients by keeping all proprietary information confidential and by being honest, trustworthy, and credible in all our dealings–whether we are working with coworkers, clients, or partners.

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