Campus News Banner


By Dan Adkins


Small UK Logo

For more information, call (859) 257-7666 or toll-free 1-888-475-7232, or visit the center's Web site at

Small UK Logo

July 12, 2001-- (Lexington, Ky.) -- The Kentucky Small Business Development Center will present its ninth annual Women Mean Business Conference on Thursday, Aug. 30, at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington. Among the speakers are Procter & Gamble executive Gretchen Price and author A'Lelia Bundles.

Price, a graduate of the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics, is vice president and treasurer of Procter & Gamble. She will recount her corporate experiences since 1976 in the 8:15 keynote address.

Bundles, a former ABC News producer and Washington, D.C., deputy bureau chief, is author of "On Her Own Ground," a biography of her great-great-grandmother, entrepreneur Madame C. J. Walker. The daughter of slaves, Walker worked as a washerwoman for $1.50 a week for two decades before discovering a revolutionary hair care formula for African-American women and amassing wealth unprecedented among black women. Bundles will share the story of her ancestor's success in a luncheon keynote speech.

Throughout the day, sessions will focus on starting and building consulting businesses, using business coaches, obtaining grants and low-interest loans, approaches for a successful home-based business, creating eye-catching promotional materials, time- and money-saving banking technology and providing excellent customer service. Conference attendees also can network with other participants and operators of exhibition booths.

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center operates 14 offices around Kentucky, where small business owners can seek advice on their operations and get help in applying for federal loans. Nearly 80 percent of Kentucky's employers are small business people, and nearly a quarter of those are women-owned businesses.

The registration fee is $89 until Aug. 1 and $99 thereafter. For more information, call (859) 257-7666 or toll-free 1-888-475-7232, or visit the center's Web site at

Back to Campus News Homepage