Owensboro SBDC’s Business Coach, Jamie Johnson, has had a very busy first few months of 2022. She is working on some exciting projects that will benefit our community, as well as the GO Pitch Competition that is being held on May 5th at noon at the Bluegrass Museum.
In just the month of March, Jamie served 17 new clients and 56 existing clients. She also had 165 counseling sessions, 84 hours of client counseling, and 6 business starts. In the future, Jamie plans to continue to bring in additional clients and hours. She also plans to increase jobs supported by working with existing businesses.
A recent success story of Jamie’s is the Rivertown Market in Livermore, KY owned by Mallory Robertson. Mallory stated that after finding her building and starting to pull her business together, she realized that she would need funding to purchase inventory.
Mallory worked with Jamie to put together a business plan and financial projections for a loan through the Green River Area Development District. With Jamie’s help and guidance, the loan was approved and Mallory will be opening her store soon.
Mallory said, “Working with Jamie Johnson at the SBDC was an amazing experience. Not only did she help me tremendously with my business plan, she also went the extra mile to get to know me and build a relationship. Months after her job was completed with me, she still checks in to see how myself and my store is going, or if I have any questions. That’s what makes her excel at her job and will help me be successful in my business.”