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WKU Small Business Accelerator adds clients

As the temperature climbed this summer, so did the number of clients starting businesses in the Small Business Accelerator at WKU. Over the past several months the number of business start-ups has increased, offering diversity in the type of clients the facility serves.

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“We are a growing company and for years have had employees working remotely,” said Richard Fontenot, owner of Eezy.com. “We are now working toward having a local presence so we can have more employees working together on projects and so we can attract additional local talent. We have only been in the Small Business Accelerator a few months, but we are already seeing the advantages. The location is convenient, the staff has been very helpful and accommodating, and we are already preparing to move into a larger suite so we can continue to grow.”

These businesses and many other start-ups call the WKU Small Business Accelerator home. “Suites within the WKU Small Business Accelerator are excellent for knowledge-based businesses, headquarter office space, research/product development facilities, and non-retail businesses,”said  Jeff Hook, director of the Small Business Accelerator.

Businesses located in the Small Business Accelerator have access to individuals who assist entrepreneurs in getting their business started. The tenants also have access to amenities not available if they were to rent traditional office space, such as access to business coaches, support staff, two executive conference rooms and a meeting room.

For information about the WKU Small Business Accelerator, located in WKU’s Center for Research and Development, 2413 Nashville Road, contact Jeff Hook at (270) 901-3490.

Contact: Jeff Hook, (270) 901-3490

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