Kentucky Innovation, Gonzeaux #5 — Marijuana & Other Secrets

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Elizabethtown, Kentucky — Friday May 11, 2012, Gonzeaux #5. So, in Kentucky there are two big innovation secrets. Kentucky used to grow a lot of tobacco, they still do, but the new cash crop, increasing in the recession years, is bluegrass state pot.

Kentucky Liquor Company Buys Austin’s Deep Eddy Vodka

SiliconHills

Heaven Hill Brands of Kentucky announced this week it is buying Austin-based Deep Eddy Vodka for an undisclosed amount. The Wall Street Journal in May reported that the Austin-based company was for sale and estimated its valuation at between $165 million and more than […] The post Kentucky Liquor Company Buys Austin’s Deep Eddy Vodka appeared first on SiliconHills.

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Odis Jones Explains How to Strengthen Your Rural Community’s Economy

The Startup Magazine

Paducah, Kentucky followed this method by constructing an identity that is connected to the Ohio River and its remarkable history. Leaders in Paducah, Kentucky spawned a home purchase program that strived to build an artistic community.

Startup Braidy Industries is Disrupting the Transportation Industry

The Startup Magazine

Braidy Industries is a new aluminum rolling mill in Greenup County, Kentucky. Built on a greenfield site, the Kentucky manufacturing facility will process advanced aluminum materials for the automotive industry.

Kentucky EClub Pairs with VC Backed Color to Expand the Final Four Experience

Campus Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship students at the University of Kentucky are taking advantage of their schools participation in the Final Four to partner with a hot, well financed ($41 Million from A-List VCs ) photo sharing/joining application maker — Color. Sounds like the University of Kentucky EClub has some serious ideas and a willingness to go after them. via Entrepreneurship Club pairs with smartphone app to bring ultimate fan experience to campus for Final Four : The Kentucky Kernel.

Sustaining Innovation vs. Disruptive Innovation

The Startup Magazine

Technology amazon Apple Blockbusters brian neese Campbellsville University Clayton Christensen disruptive innovation disruptor EdTech Education Faisal Hoque Kentucky leadership markets Netflix online MBA Pfizer sustaining innovation

Start Your Business: From Truck Driver to Owner-Operator

The Startup Magazine

There are also restrictions on cargo types in various areas throughout the country, such as the Cumberland Gap tunnel in Kentucky and Tennessee.

More New Florence

deal architect

on the innovation blog Software Easter Eggs Learning from 2 pros – Charlie Feld and Guy Kawasaki Google’s cleantech initiatives Useful gizmos under $ 25 Kentucky – thoroughbreds and technology. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

Carey Smith Launches Unorthodox Ventures in Austin to Invest in Startups with Great Products

SiliconHills

Carey Smith sold Big Ass Fans, the company he founded in Lexington, Kentucky, for $500 million in December of 2017 and then moved to Austin.

Does Your Small Business Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

YoungUpstarts

by Veronica Baxter. Perhaps. Statutory workers’ compensation laws are particular to each state, but in general, businesses having employees that are not large enough to self-insure must carry workers’ comp insurance.

Build It

Feld Thoughts

During the last few days in Kentucky I was asked some version of the question “how do I get started” a few times. It was usually in the context of “should I write a plan first” or “should I design a full system.”

[ADV] The Dr. Satyabrata Chatterjee Technique – Achieving Medical Success Through Word Of Mouth

YoungUpstarts

He is a leading cardiology expert in London, Kentucky and one of the finest in the state. This made London, Kentucky one of the leading hotspots for people in need of cardiovascular surgery closely following top states like Rochester, MN, and Cleveland, OH among others.

10 Strategies To Make You A Lucky Winner In Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Colonel Sanders started at a late age to build his chicken recipe into KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken). Did you ever wonder why some entrepreneurs always seem to have all the luck and success, while others never seem to catch a break?

Alternative Financing for International Sales

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Auburn Leather Company , located in Auburn, Kentucky, manufacturers leather laces for footwear and sporting equipment. i] “Kentucky Lace Company Boosts Sales and Increases Workforce with Ex-Im Bank Financing,” Export-Import Bank of the United States, n.d.,

[Review] Beam, Straight Up

YoungUpstarts

It’s uncanny, but you’ll find you may just hear a Kentucky drawl as you go through the pages, but by and large “ Beam, Straight Up ” is a great read. What does it mean to create and dominate an entire category in an industry?

Franchises Finding International Niches

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Kentucky Fried Chicken first came to Vietnam in 1997 through the vision of Singapore entrepreneur and franchisee Tony Chew. ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE : Tony Chew: KFC Vietnam. One of the more active regions for international franchising is Southeast Asia.

Funding All Projects on DonorsChoose in Alaska

Feld Thoughts

Or, the time I got a note from Norma Gibson at Carr Creek Elementary in Littcarr, Kentucky. Amy and I just funded all of the unfunded DonorsChoose projects in Alaska as part of the annual DonorsChoose #BestSchoolDay event. As part of the #BestSchoolDay program, your donation is matched. In all of the Alaska projects, Aspect Ventures matched our donation. Huge thanks to Jennifer Fonstad, Theresia Gouw, and team!

Alaska 101

Small Business Calendar of Events

Up and Running

8th Annual Kentucky Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference: The Annual Kentucky Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference (8th KIEC) will bring together distinguished speakers, tech-based economic development practitioners, researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, students and postdoctoral fellows. It’s a new month, and time for a new feature – the Bplans Small Business Calendar.

[US] [Event] Launch Tennessee’s Southland Conference To Highlight South’s Top 50 Startup Companies

YoungUpstarts

California’s Silicon Valley and New York tend to hog the headlines as America’s most lauded hotbeds of innovation, but Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) wants to prove that the country’s South also features plenty of innovative startups that can challenge for dominance in the global marketplace.

Onward And Upward: Your Relocation For Work Guide

YoungUpstarts

Kentucky. Did your dream job make an offer? It’s everything you want it to be – except it’s in another city, state, or even country altogether. Around 11% of all job seekers in 2018 relocated. The next person to make the big move could be you!

PressIt, An Easy Way To Convert Original Content Into Merchandise

YoungUpstarts

Louisville, Kentucky-based online retailer of stock and user-customized on demand products CafePress has launched PressIt , a simple and effective way for bloggers or small businesses to monetize their original images and other content, by making it simple to put them on products like t-shirts, mugs and tote bags.

10 Tips From Entrepreneurs Who Made Their Own Luck

Startup Professionals Musings

Colonel Sanders started at a late age to build his chicken recipe into KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken). Did you ever wonder why some entrepreneurs always seem to have all the luck and success, while others never seem to catch a break?

10 Survival Strategies From Winning Team Leaders

Startup Professionals Musings

Colonel Sanders started at a late age to build his chicken recipe into KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken). Did you ever wonder why some entrepreneurs always seem to have all the luck and success, while others never seem to catch a break?

10 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Beat the Odds

Startup Professionals Musings

Colonel Sanders started at a late age to build his chicken recipe into KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken). Did you ever wonder why some entrepreneurs always seem to have all the luck and success, while others never seem to catch a break?

Why All Businesses Should Focus on Preventing Workplace Violence

Transformify - Recruiting

According to Eastern Kentucky University , on average, 18.9 Workplace violence remains a serious concern in all professions. Managers don't receive the necessary training to spot the signs of potential workplace violence.

Cultivating A Culture Of Excellence From The Ground Up

YoungUpstarts

In my first year at Ole Miss, five supervisors and I visited Vanderbuilt, University of Louisville, University of Kentucky and several other campuses.

6 Texas-Style Business Lessons That Every Entrepreneur Can Take To The Bank

YoungUpstarts

The biggest business – oil – is always negotiated with a good bottle of Kentucky Sour Mash on the table. By Theresa Roemer, CEO of Theresa Roemer , LLC. As author John Steinbeck said “Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word.”

Texas 261

19 Entrepreneurs Share Their Business Goals for 2018

Hearpreneur

We at KYDS LLC (Kentucky **Distillation** Services) are fundamentally changing the science of industrial hemp extracts. In 2018, our core focus will be expanding our footprint locally first here in Kentucky and internationally, and job creation.

Last week I traveled with Usher and Matt Ryan

Jeff Hilimire

And then this weekend on my way to the Dome to watch the Hoosiers take on Kentucky, I was on Marta with Matt Ryan (Matty Ice to you Falcons fans). Silly post, but on a flight to London last week I was a few rows behind Usher.

Depression and Entrepreneurs

Feld Thoughts

It doesn’t surprise me that I feel down and flat as I sit here in the Charlotte, North Carolina airport on my way to Lexington, Kentucky on day 16 of a 19 day trip. Amy and I wrote a meaningful amount about entrepreneurs and depression in Startup Life. Since we finished the final draft a few weeks ago, I’ve given several talks where depression came up as I’ve woven my own experience with depression into the short (less than 15 minute) version of my story.

[Review] How To Speak American

YoungUpstarts

Startup Map & Trends Analysis – September 2012

Gust

However, the states with the highest monthly increase in percentage terms were South Dakota, Kentucky, and Hawaii, also likely due to their small baselines, but yet demonstrating a potentially interesting trend. September’s Startup Map showcases the latest trends in startup profiles created on Gust between September 1 st and September 30 th.

To Be Successful You’ll Need to Shake Hands and Kiss Babies.

Both Sides of the Table

I’m aboard Delta flight 1833 from Cincinnati (actually, Northern Kentucky for what it’s worth) to Los Angeles. It’s Wednesday late afternoon. I had a very enjoyable day in Cincinnati meeting many local entrepreneurs, angels and accelerators.

[Review] Monster Loyalty

YoungUpstarts

Beyond Lady Gaga’s world famous “Little Monsters”, companies such as Kentucky bourbon maker Maker’s Mark (Maker’s Mark Ambassadors) and Aruba (Airheads) have named their fan communities. Outlandish outfits. Avant garde style. Burlesque performance artist.

7 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Spend Their Holidays

Hearpreneur

Over the years, themes have ranged from a casino night, to a winter Olympics to a Kentucky derby party.

Join a conference simulcast near you

Startup Lessons Learned

One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere. The number of hosts has grown annually, and this year, we have 200+ groups joining us on Monday, December 3. They represent more than 10,000 people total. If you're not attending the conference in person, consider meeting up with one of these groups to watch.

Keep Your Secret Sauce Secret

Mike Michalowicz

When is the last time you whipped up a batch of Kentucky Fried Chicken at home? Not the time you tried and nearly burned the kitchen down, the time you actually replicated the Colonel’s sacred original recipe – perfectly? What’s that? You never quite pulled it off? How could you?

5 Successful Entrepreneurs Who Started Late In Life

Mike Michalowicz

Colonel Harland Sanders, Founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Entrepreneurship is for the young. After all you need energy, stamina, relentless focus, and the most important thing, time on your side. The key to successful entrepreneurship is simply doing it.

You Can Teach an Old Dog, New Tricks ? Just Ask a Senior Entrepreneur!

Small Business Force

Colonel Harland Sanders founded Kentucky Fried Chicken when he was 65. Entrepreneurship is not just the province of the twenty-somethings. When it comes to creating new businesses, it's the "old dogs" who are leading the pack. An entrepreneur at 40? Maybe even 60? And why not?

I’m Almost 29, Is It Too Late to Start a Business?

Up and Running

But, Sanders didn’t stop and eventually, went on to found and franchise ‘Kentucky Fried Chicken’. This week’s Startup Monday question comes to us from a Quora user.

Entrepreneurship and Failure | 50 Brilliant Failures

Campus Entrepreneurship

Harlan David Sanders : Perhaps better known as Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame, Sanders had a hard time selling his chicken at first. Found this great list of 50 successful people who failed before they became great. Really an interesting list and a good reminder for all entrepreneurs and those learning about entrepreneurship: entrepreneurship and failure come together. Thanks to Newmark’s Door for the find.

Naming Your Business: Process and Pitfalls

The Startup Magazine

This is why Minnesota Manufacturing and Mining became 3M in 2002 and why Kentucky Fried Chicken adopted KFC in 1991. Company names like Apple, Amazon and eBay evoke an image of success and cutting-edge technology.

From the Vault: Labor Day! TCB and TCP

crowdSPRING Blog

Family legend has him being shot at as he was run out of Harlan County, Kentucky and living under an assumed identity for years in order to keep his family safe. EDITOR’S NOTE: We originally published this post back in 2012.