Kentuckiana Small Business Workshop to help LouisvilleKY small business owners


Louisville, KY (October 3, 2016) – Small business owners and those interested in starting a business will gain firsthand knowledge on a variety of topics relevant in today’s business climate at the Kentuckiana Small Business Workshop on October 11. Local entrepreneurs with a proven track record will share best practices, strategies, and success stories in order to inspire other local business owners, and in turn strengthen our local economy as a whole.

The new event will take place at the Kentucky Science Center, 727 W. Main Street, on Tuesday, October 11 from 8:30am to 3:30pm. Featured presenters include Ontra Caples, Founder of Down Home Tea, who was first introduced to the world of sweet tea in the 90’s under the tutelage of his grandma Alice. Down Home Tea was 30 years in the making and now brings the flavor of his grandma’s recipe to stores all across America.

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The agenda for the day is as follows:
8:00am – Breakfast by Brueggers Bagels and networking
8:30am -11:00am – Segment 1: “Using Lean Start Up to Boost Your Business” with Ontra Caples, Founder of Down Home Tea, and Gil Roberts, Lean Start Up Specialist
Segment 2: “Social Selling – Connecting with Your Future Clients Online” with Charlene Burke, Search by Burke Marketing Group
11:00am-12:00pm – Segment 3: “Succession Planning that Solidifies Your Business Legacy” with Sueanna Masterson, Masterson’s Catering and Rich Robinson, CPA Rodefer Moss
12:00pm – 1:15pm – Lunch break, provided by Masterson’s Catering
1:15pm – 3:30pm – Segment 4: Mastermind Session – “Handling Change with Ease” facilitated by Christy Smallwood, Eagle Eye Executive

The unique one-day event will also include networking opportunities and interactive activities intended to help business owners grow and strengthen their business. Tickets are available online for $99 and include breakfast and lunch. For more information, contact Christy Smallwood at (502) 595-7157 or

Event sponsors include JCM Technology Solutions, Eventualities, Delivra, Jump, Louisville Business First, The Chamber of St. Matthews, and the Southern Indiana Media Group. For more information, visit