Best Small Business Resources in the Covington Area

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Starting a business is a life-changing experience. Kentucky has dozens of great resources to help entrepreneurs get started. Our team researched and vetted organizations in the Covington area and compiled our list of recommended resources in this article.

You can also read our guide to starting a business in Kentucky.

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Incubator Kitchen Collective

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Business Planning
  • Coworking
  • Networking

Description

This coworking space is designed for entrepreneurs in the food industry. It offers fully equipped kitchens with commercial appliances in two different locations. The organization can link you with wholesale pricing venues, branding experts, and distribution outlets. 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

517 W 7th St.
Newport, KY 41071
hello@incubatorkitchencollective.org


Covington SCORE

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Description

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) is a leading, nation-wide organization that has assisted millions of entrepreneurs over its 50+ years of operation. SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA that offers access to a network of experienced business leaders who donate time to mentor entrepreneurs and small business owners. They also host free or inexpensive workshops online and at 300 local chapters around the United States. Mentoring can be conducted either in person or remotely and is always free and confidential, no matter how often you take advantage of this service.


Northern Kentucky University SBDC

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Financial

Offers Free Service

Description

The greatest strength of the SBDC is their free, confidential, 1-on-1 business mentoring for anyone who seeks it. Sometimes in order to be considered for mentoring from one of their professional business advisors, you may have to attend a class/workshop or at least present your business plan. SBDC's are located all throughout the state and you should use the SBDC closest to your location if possible, but you can often transfer to a different location if they do not fit your needs.