The third week of November is Global Entrepreneurship Week and for the second year in Hopkinsville, the Kentucky Innovation Network Office at Murray State University is hosting an Entrepreneur Resource Fair, featuring workshops for those seeking to start a business or help growing an existing business. Loretta Daniel, Director of the regional office stops by Sounds Good to speak with Tracy Ross about the entrepreneurial climate in western Kentucky and the workshops on November 17.
The Kentucky Innovation Network is a program out of the Cabinet for Economic Development and the local office at Murray State University serves a 10 county region. The goal is to help entrepreneurs start businesses and help existing businesses grow. Loretta Daniel says businesses are consistently trying to start in the area and there is a lot of activity in western Kentucky, through good times and bad times.
The Hopkinsville event starts at 2 p.m. and ends at 6:30 at the Hopkinsville Christian County Public Library. Throught the space will be tables where difference resources are set up to help businesses. Workshops are held throughout the afternoon, including resources to help start or expand your business, loans for minorities and women-owned businesses, social media and marketing and tools available at the library. The featured speaker is Kyle Higgins of Crossfit Serenity, who will share his experience being an entrepreneur in Hopkinsville.