Welcome to SB Ventures

Sustainable Business Ventures Corporation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit that is a social enterprise with a primary focus on helping difficult-to-to employ individuals create their own jobs through self-employment and helping people in rural America.  SBV is hosting Reading and Discussion Session on the Pulitzer nominated book Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons of an Unlikely Entrepreneur. The first session will be held on August 26, 2019 at Commercial Bank of West Liberty and at Union College in Barbourville. Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation is the cosponsor with grant funds from the Small Business Administration. SBV has facilitated this program in the Four River Counties of Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman and Fulton Counties in far western Kentucky and in Harlan, Middlesboro and Hallie KY.  Check out the August 10, 2010, Interview on WFPL/NPR State of Affairs show that provides an excellent view of SBV's initial focus: click here

Entrepreneur Resources

The Kentucky Entrepreneurial Network (KEN) is an Ad Hoc group that is working with stakeholders to design, implement and interpret results of a study examining the resources available for entrepreneurial companies in Kentucky.  After the study is implemented we will develop a list of recommendations to be presented

The Appalachian Research Commission supports a variety of activities to promote entrepreneurship and business development in the Appalachian Region.

A social enterprise is an organization or initiative that marries the social mission of a non-profit or government program with the market-driven approach of a business. Bobby Clark serves as an officer on the board of the Social Enterprise Alliance - KY Chapter.

SBV is proud of its affiliates and partners that share our values. Bobby Clark, Founder and President of SBV is also the co-founder of Midwest Clean Energy Enterprise, LLC.