The Business Side

Spotlighting issues affecting the bottom line in Central Kentucky.

This week we check in with the folks over at Business Lexington for an overview of some exciting stories taking place in the local business community, including an update on Lexington Burger Week.

Dan Collins talks about the Economic Recovery and Resilience Project with Dr. Alison Davis, the Director of the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK) and the H.B. Price Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Kentucky.

The Business Side: Albert Couture

Aug 17, 2020

This week on The Business Side we hear the amazing story of Albert Lukonga, the Creator of Albert Couture.

The Business Side: A Bootcamp For Startups

Aug 10, 2020

There are several resources available in the community for job seekers, such as the Central KY Job Club, but what about folks that want to start their own business? Where does a young entrepreneur take his or her idea?

With the national unemployment rate in double digits and the worst quarterly contraction in GDP in U.S. history, the American people are facing an unprecedented economic crisis.

But a recent study conducted by the popular website Wallethub suggests that some U.S. cities are bouncing back quicker than others. Good news for Kentuckians: Lexington and Louisville claim the top two spots on that list.

This week on the Business Side we revisit a familiar topic with a new guest, Associate Director of Alumni Career Services at UK, Amanda Schagane.

The Business Side: Small Business Spotlight

Jul 20, 2020

This week on the Business Side: the inaugural episode in a new series focusing on business owners of color. Dan Collins talks with Raquel Carter, the Owner and Principal Broker of Guide Realty, about her path to success.

The Business Side: Catching Up With The Lane Report

Jul 13, 2020

Times like these there's so much news it can be overwhelming. So, this week on the Business Side we're checking in with Mark Green, the Editorial Director of The Lane Report, for a recap of some headlines in the recent week.

As the pandemic continues to put a strain on businesses across America, more and more owners are looking to the government for help and guidance, agencies like the U.S. Small Business Administration, which reopened the portal this month for Economic Injury Disaster Loan programs.

Among other things—like horses, bourbon and basketball—Lexington loves to eat. Unfortunately, the pandemic has shut down several restaurants indefinitely. In their wake, however, a wave of new establishments has emerged.