Going into business, sooner or later? I wish you well. I'm a big fan of small business and local business. But even if you have purchased or WILL be purchasing an existing franchise or you've already kickstarted this new phase in your life as a small business owner, here's something you need to know.

The City of Owensboro has implemented a new vendor registry.

Current and prospective business owners and companies can go to Owensboro.org to access the registry, or just click here.

Once there, just click "purchasing" from the "departments" tab and get started.

You'll see bid packets, information, and downloadable documents.

Plus, Owensboro's purchasing department will be able to send you notifications by email or via text.

Good luck!