SPEDA, Kentucky Small Business Development Center partner to hire small business coach – Lane Report

Steve Lochmueller

Somerset, Ky. — A new partnership between the Kentucky Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) and the Somerset-Pulaski Economic Development Authority (SPEDA) will bring a small business coach to Somerset who has significant experience in operations and leadership.

The two organizations have hired Steve Lochmueller, an operations executive skilled at building companies through new business development, strategic initiatives and teamwork. In his new role, Lochmueller will provide one-on-one consultations at no cost to existing and potential entrepreneurs in southern Kentucky, while also facilitating low-cost training programs taught by industry experts and qualified SBDC consultants for the small business community. Through this partnership — made possible by Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding — Lochmueller will be based out of SPEDA’s headquarters in Somerset.

“I am excited about the opportunity to work with KSBDC and SPEDA to coach entrepreneurs and small business owners in these difficult times

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10 Great Reasons To Hire A Business Coach For Yourself

Some entrepreneurs who want to scale their companies and fast-track their growth hire a business coach to help them get there. These coaches often have years of business experience themselves and can help you take your business to new heights. But is it worth the time and expense?

If you’re on the fence about hiring a coach, take it from the members of Young Entrepreneur Council: It’s worth the investment. Below, 10 members each shared one of the biggest benefits they’ve experienced from hiring a business coach and why they suggest others follow suit.

1. They’ll Help You See Your Blind Spots

Good business coaches are there to help you see the blind spots. As entrepreneurs, we often get into the weeds of our business and

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Texans fire head coach and GM Bill O’Brien after 0-4 start

After assuming the role of general manager in the offseason, O’Brien received almost universal criticism when he shipped superstar receiver DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona for running back David Johnson and draft picks.

Asked to reflect on some of his personnel decisions, O’Brien said he had no regrets.

“Every decision we made was always in the best interest of the team,” he said. “We had long conversations. We put a lot of research into them. There were things that happened within the walls of an organization that the outside public will really never know. And that’s just the way it is.”

The pressure on O’Brien only intensified as the Texans limped out to the terrible start with Johnson struggling as their running game was the worst in the NFL and with the defense allowing the most yards in the league.

O’Brien was in his seventh season in Houston where he compiled

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