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

Sustainable Business Ventures (SBV) and its partners have created the SBV Entrepreneur Network. This network connects entrepreneurs to each other, to mentors, investors, technical service providers, educational resources, professional trainers, and consultants to start and grow businesses.

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.