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“Learn about Programs & Products for my business”

As a KHIC-Starter, our name for an individual or business that joins our group, you have access to a range of valuable business building tools and assets. As today’s business environment and needs change, so will our offerings. As a KHIC-Starter you will have input into what relevant Programs & Products are made available.

KHIC-Start Programs

KHIC-Start Business Accelerator
Our Accelerator program is for businesses that already have established much of their focus, direction, and have many of their pieces in place. Your KHIC experience will reflect where you are in your growth and we will help “fill in the blanks” to help accelerate your journey toward success.
How to Apply!

KHIC-Start Business Incubator
Our Incubator program is a track for businesses that are in the very early stages of start-up. At this phase, most business owners “don’t know the importance of what they don’t know” and can greatly benefit from the basic guidance, how-to approach, and hands-on encouragement provided. As a KHIC-Starter Incubator our goal is for you to move seamlessly into Accelerator status.
How to Apply!

KHIC-Start Products

These KHIC Products are the core business education tools available to you as a KHIC-Starter at a significantly reduced rate. Introductory sessions may be made available for free with intermediate to advanced continuing education sessions offered on a fee-based schedule. Check our Calendar for upcoming dates.
KHIC-Start Quick Books(Click for more info and to register)
KHIC-Start Marketing

Coming Soon:
Commerce & Capital

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“Find out more about business space at KHIC”

KHIC-Start Facilities

All KHIC-Starters with physical space in the facility have full access to:

  • Conference Room with a large conference table and chairs, wall-mounted monitor for presentations, webinars, etc.
  • Kitchenettes on the top level and larger one on the bottom level. Both feature a sink, microwave, coffee pot, cabinets and tall tables/chairs while the lower, larger area also includes a refrigerator, meeting-friendly tables/chairs/couch, and back parking lot access.
  • Business Services room on the top level with fax, printer/copier.
  • Large Classroom on the lower level – excellent for large meetings, group presentations, etc.
  • Men’s/Women’s Restrooms on the top level and two uni-gender restrooms on the lower.
  • Elevator that allows easy transport between levels as needed.
  • Ample Parking on the upper and lower levels.
  • Mailboxes on the exterior of the facility for 24-7 keyed access.

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“Learn more about Business Loan opportunities through KHIC.”

What KHIC can do for YOU!

The Kentucky Highlands Innovation Center is designed to serve you and your small business needs.

As your business grows, so will your needs.

More work space
More inventory
More equipment
More staff

As a KHIC-Start business, Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation will have had the opportunity to see (and help) you grow. Having this experience under our collective belt can serve you well when it’s time to invest in your business.

To find out more about the loan process, you can follow this link now: KHIC Business Loans

You may also be interested to know more about:
What is a KHIC-Starter?
What business space is currently available at the KHICenter?
What business education products are available?

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“Know more about WHY KHIC is the best place to start and grow my business”

The Kentucky Highlands Innovation Center is designed to serve you and your small business needs.


By increasing your odds of business success.

Less than 10% of the small businesses in the U.S. receive any substantial amount of assistance during the course of any given year – primarily because they don't ask for it. This “go it alone” approach accounts for the inordinately high percentage of business failures in the marketplace.

However, 80% of the 10% that DO receive regular and substantial assistance succeed, with success measured by 10 different attributes measured over a ten year timeframe.

By providing business education and opportunities that will increase your chances of success.

By placing your business in an environment of like-minded business people and entrepreneurs.

By providing many of the services your business needs to compete in the marketplace.