Kedma Ough, MBA

Speaker and Author

National Award-Winning Small Business Champion

Kedma Ough is a nationally recognized business development and business funding expert, innovation and entrepreneurship thought leader, award-winning champion of small business, and business advisor for independent inventors. She is also a proud fifth generation entrepreneur, whose great-great grandfather peddled various products across Ireland.

She has helped more than 10,000 individuals fund, launch, and grow their businesses

Throughout her career, Ough’s driving mission has been to empower people—particularly minorities, veterans, women, people with disabilities, and innovators—to become business owners and to maximize the potential of their businesses. To date, she has helped more than 10,000 individuals fund, launch, and grow their businesses, in a wide range of industries. 

Why is Kedma so Different Than Other Funding Navigators?

She has worked with more than 10,000 entrepreneurs

She was a former director for an SBA Womens Business Center

She was a former director for an SBA Small Business Development Center

She developed a National Program for Franchise education

She is a co-author for a National Native American Small Business Curriculum

She is a qualified business expert for agencies supporting persons with disabilities

She is a qualified business expert on self-employment for the Veterans Administration

She is considered a national expert on Target Funding

She actually filed bankruptcy 20 years ago and used Target Funding to build her new financial life

She has a published book through McGraw-Hill

The Huffington Post has recognized Ough for fueling innovation

She is the past recipient of the SBA Women in Business Champion of the Year, SBA Small Business State Champion, and National Small Business Influencer Leadership awards, among others. Ough has also been recognized by the Huffington Post for fueling innovation and by Inc. Magazine for her work in creative financing for minority-owned businesses.

A contributor to and a popular featured speaker, Ough writes and lectures on entrepreneurship, innovation, business development, business funding, and other topics. Her first book, Target Funding—a veritable GPS to proven funding solutions for creating, improving, or growing a business — was published by McGraw-Hill Education in February 2019.

When she is not running around as a real-life superhero to the entrepreneurial community, she enjoys time with her family.

Featured Publication

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