Knowledge Institute Named Best Global Entrepreneurial Resource by NHBR Best of Business 2017 Awards

DAO BOB Award 3-17V1EXETER, NHMarch 2, 2017 – Knowledge Institute for Small Business Development (KISBD) was selected by New Hampshire Business Review editor as the Best Global Entrepreneurial Resource. The award is part of NHBR’s 2017 Best of Business Awards. KISBD was chosen for their inspiring work in self-employment and small business development across the globe.

For the past nine years, the BOB Award honors the best businesses in New Hampshire in multiple categories. The 2017 winners were honored at an exploration-themed event on March 2, 2017 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, New Hampshire.

“With over 3,500 ballots cast for the 2017 Awards, the BOBs continue to be considered a standard of excellence in New Hampshire’s business community,” said Jeff Feingold, editor of NH Business Review. “This year we’re celebrating with an exploration theme to highlight our efforts to look high and low to honor the best businesses in the state.”

KISBD has been driving self-employment and small business development for over four decades. This includes working with numerous government, nonprofit and corporate foundations to enhance entrepreneurial development programming and impact across the U.S. and in multiple underdeveloped countries. Their Self-Employment Development System (SEDS) has been utilized by Vocational Rehabilitation, IBM, The World Bank and multiple economic development agencies to empower disadvantaged populations including Native Americans, veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities.

“Today’s workforce continues to change rapidly and drastically,” said Dr. Deborah Osgood, CEO of KISBD. “More and more individuals across the globe are finding the need to create their own job versus rely on traditional employment opportunities to fulfill career aspirations and income objectives. We are pleased that NHBR has recognized our work in this area and look forward to continuing to help more individuals attain financial independence and enhanced quality of life through entrepreneurial pursuits.”

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The Knowledge Institute for Small Business Development (KISBD) specializes in promoting self-employment and small business development through 1-on-1 coaching, economic and workforce development agency training programs, virtual learning communities and business-to-business consulting services. As a social entrepreneurial model launched in 1996, KISBD facilitates public/private collaboration to promote awareness, access and use of over 30,000 free and low-cost public small business assistance programs. This innovative approach is helping to connect 2.5 million individuals each month to providers of small business assistance programs, goods and services.


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