Small businesses are big business in Kentucky, and the Kentucky Commission on Small
Business Advocacy (CSBA) is spreading that message across the Commonwealth. The
CSBA is an independent state commission that is administratively attached to the
Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.
The Commission works closely with the Cabinet’s
Office of Entrepreneurship to address issues and respond to the needs
of small businesses in the state.
on Small Business Advocacy board includes small business owners and advocates
appointed by the governor. The board consists of thirteen members (two from each
of Kentucky’s six federal congressional districts, plus one at-large member.)
The mission of the Commission on Small Business Advocacy is to make the Commonwealth
of Kentucky a state that is friendly to small businesses through education, cooperation,
and advocacy. The CSBA provides information on
proposed state legislation, regulations and recently enacted state law that impact small business. The Commission looks at issues such as licensing/permitting requirements,
taxes, and other areas of government that affect small business. Additional information
on CSBA duties can be found on the
About CSBA web page.
We want to hear from you! If you have questions or comments about the impact of
government regulations on small business, please email
CSBA@ky.gov or call 800-626-2250. In addition to contacting the CSBA, you
may want to follow up with the appropriate Small Business Ombudsman listed below.
KRS 11.175 requires that
each cabinet-level agency in state government designate a small business ombudsman
to serve as a contact point for small business regulatory issues.