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Helping local small business adapt and grow


 

 

Local, family-owned businesses in Northern Kentucky are having to rapidly adapt their business models based on the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these small businesses are low on financial resources and need assistance.

Through a novel collaboration between the NKU Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, NKU Small Business Development Center and thanks to a generous grant from the Drees Family Foundation, qualified family-owned businesses will be provided no-cost assistance with technology-based tools and platforms, in order to help these companies adapt to the current disruptive business climate.

The Family Business Relief Program provides local, family-owned businesses, which are headquartered in Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, and Pendleton counties with technology-centric services and training designed to help local small businesses adapt and grow.


* Not an SBDC client? Request an appointment and become a client of the SBDC now (a free resource).


 

Eligibility

  • Applicant’s business must, by the following definition, be considered a family-owned business: “Any business in which two or more family members operate the company and the majority control lies with the family.”
  • Applicant MUST be a client of the NKU SBDC*
  • All applicants must be able to articulate, in 300 words or less, how their business is impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and how technology will be helpful in the recovery and stability of your business.
  • Special consideration will be given to multi-generation family businesses

 
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Types of Services

All services offered will be based on the needs of qualified small family businesses. Examples of services offered could be: 
  • Help setting up and integrating QuickBooks, other accounting software, CRM or Point of Sale (POS) integration
  • Developing or updating company websites and/or search engine optimization (SEO) 
  • Setting up delivery/scheduling, and additional e-commerce services on a website 
  • Updating the design, copy, and photography of companies’ digital marketing content 
  • Help setting up and developing content for social media 
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Contact

If you have any questions, contact Zac Strobl or Catherine Glover.
 
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Zac Strobl
NKU Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Assistant Director
859-572-7541
stroblz1@nku.edu
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Catherine Glover
NKU Small Business Development Center
Director & Business Coach
859-448-8801
gloverc5@nku.edu