Kim Klopfenstein

Kim is the director of the Miami Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the Entrepreneurs’ Center (EC). She has been part of the SBDC family since 2007, working at Wright State University’s SBDC until her move to the EC in 2017.

Her diverse background and experience include being part of a family-owned fabrication and design business and an HR team of a large retail store. Additionally, she established and managed a K-8 school library, prepared high school students for college placement tests, and served in the United States Air Force as a graphics specialist.

Kim is a certified business advisor and has a certification as an instructional designer for Online Learning. She holds a B.A. degree in History from the University of Toledo and an A.S. in Audio Visual Production Services from the Community College of the Air Force.

She resides in the Dayton metropolitan area. 

  • University of Toledo B.A., History
  • University of Toledo Certified Business Advisor, Business Administration and Management, General
Favorite Book
  • I don’t currently have a favorite book, but I tend to read thrillers, nothing too deep. However, if “Ted Lasso” were a book, it would be my favorite!
Favorite Dayton Restaurant
  • Massaman Thai Cuisine – The food is fresh, beautifully prepared, and delicious. I LOVE the coconut soup!
What inspires you most about entrepreneurship?
  • I am inspired by the learning that takes place on all levels. At the EC, I have the privilege of seeing entrepreneurs grow and develop through the learning of marketing, financial processes, product development, communications, etc., but most of all, they learn about their own strengths and weaknesses. They dig deep! Entrepreneurship uncovers what is at a person’s core.