“Small businesses are the people in our communities.” At the Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation (SKED), Amanda Kelly fosters entrepreneurship in one of the country’s most impoverished regions. She leads Be Boss Online, the innovative 26-step digital marketing curriculum she created to bring small businesses in Appalachia to a global stage. She joins host, David Ponraj, in a candid conversation on what it takes to find practical solutions that work in challenging circumstances.

To learn more about Amanda’s work, please visit: https://skedcorp.com

Learn about Be Boss Online at: https://bebossonline.com

About Breaking Down Barriers
This podcast explores the opportunity to build wealth in local, regional, and national economies through entrepreneurship-led economic development. Episodes feature changemakers with innovative approaches to empowering people to start businesses that create wealth for their families and improve outcomes for their communities. Conversations highlight work being done in communities across the U.S. to break down barriers to entrepreneurial opportunity in underserved and underrepresented communities. In this series, we share authentic stories about the impact that entrepreneurship-led economic development has on the local economy and connect a global network of passionate economic developers. 

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Breaking Down Barriers is a presentation of Economic Impact Catalyst and is hosted by David Ponraj with production and editing by Jacqui Dietrich and Lauren Bernard with voice talent by Antoine Long. Please rate, review, and subscribe to Breaking Down Barriers, available for free wherever you listen to your podcasts!

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