U.S. SBA honors Street Legal Industries with small business award

Street Legal Industries Inc. has received the highest recognition by the U. S. Small Business Administration in Tennessee, a press release said. The company was proclaimed “Tennessee Historically Underutilized (HUB) Zone Small Business of the Year.”

Every year since 1963, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight, through National Small Business Week, the impact of outstanding small businesses.

“These award winners represent the many excellent small businesses that we have in the Volunteer State,” said Walter Perry, district director of SBA’s Tennessee District Office.

The award will be presented to Street Legal Industries Inc. at 3 p.m. Thursday, September 25, at their offices at 102A Jefferson Court in Oak Ridge. The presentation will be combined with an open house. Customers and partners of the company are invited to attend. [Read more...]

Free government contracting seminars on Sept. 16

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center will have two free government contracting seminars on September 16.

The first is scheduled from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday, September 16, at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce. During that seminar, the TSBDC at Roane State Community College, in partnership with the  University of Tennessee, CIS-PTAC, will offer a free workshop for small businesses on the basics of government contracting.

The second seminar is scheduled from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, September 16, also at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce. During that seminar, the TSBDC, in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, will offer a free workshop for small businesses on government contracting
programs such as HUBZone, 8a, and WOSB. [Read more...]

Free government contracting seminars on Sept. 16

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center will have two free government contracting seminars on September 16.

The first is scheduled from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday, September 16, at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce. During that seminar, the TSBDC at Roane State Community College, in partnership with the  University of Tennessee, CIS-PTAC, will offer a free workshop for small businesses on the basics of government contracting.

The second seminar is scheduled from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, September 16, also at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce. During that seminar, the TSBDC, in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, will offer a free workshop for small businesses on government contracting
programs such as HUBZone, 8a, and WOSB. [Read more...]

Anderson Chamber hosts business planning seminar

Anderson County Chamber of Commerce Logo

The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, will host a free workshop on Wednesday for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to increase their chances for successful self-employment, a press release said.

The workshop will also be useful for existing businesses who are looking into obtaining financing. Business plans are required by lenders.

This free seminar will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce office, 245 N. Main St., Ste., 200, in Clinton, with Jutta Bangs, senior business specialist with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center. The workshop covers business planning in detail, specifics of marketing and finance, operations, financial projections, and information-based planning and management. [Read more...]

Anderson Chamber offers business counseling Wednesday

Anderson County Chamber of Commerce Logo

The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce will host free and confidential one-hour business counseling sessions from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday.

Jutta Bangs, senior business specialist with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, will advise and assist future entrepreneurs and existing business owners.

To make an appointment for June or future scheduled sessions, call (865) 457-2559 or email [email protected]. To learn more about the TSBDC, visit www.roanestate.edu/tsbdc.

Free workshop on health care reform for individuals, small businesses

A free workshop on health care reform on June 24 will provide an update for individuals and small businesses.

The discussion will include requirements, penalties, the Marketplace, and SHOP program, a press release said. The workshop is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

It’s offered by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Roane State Community College, in partnership with the Community Health Alliance.

To sign up, call (865) 483-2668, email Jutta Bangs at [email protected], or visit www.roanestate.edu/tsbdc.

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center advises and assists entrepreneurs and small business owners at no cost to them.

Free workshop on indirect rates for government contractors

There is a free workshop on Thursday, June 26, to help government contractors understand indirect rates and how to correctly calculate them.

The workshop is being offered by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Roane State Community College, in partnership with Strategic Consulting Solutions. It’s scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 26 at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

To see more details, and to register, please visit www.roanestate.edu/tsbdc. For questions, contact Jutta Bangs at (865) 483-2668 or [email protected].

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center advises and assists entrepreneurs and small business owners at no cost to them.

Free small business start-up seminar on Friday

Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce

The Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce is pictured above.

A free Friday workshop will give small business owners and entrepreneurs a better understanding of how to start a new business.

The workshop is from 11:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 30, at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike. The workshop is offered by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Roane State Community College.

Registration is required. To see more details, and to register, please visitwww.roanestate.edu/tsbdc. For questions, contact Jutta Bangs at (865) 483-2668 or [email protected].

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center advises and assists entrepreneurs and small business owners at no cost to them.

Anderson Chamber offers business counseling Wednesday

Anderson County Chamber of Commerce Logo

The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce will host free and confidential business counseling sessions from 9–11 a.m. Wednesday.

Jutta Bangs, senior business specialist with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, will advise and assist future entrepreneurs and existing business owners, a press release said.

To make an appointment for May or future scheduled sessions, call (865) 457-2559 or email [email protected]. To learn more about the TSBDC, visit www.tsbdc.org.

Free franchising workshop for veterans on Wednesday

Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce

The Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce is pictured above.

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center, in partnership with FranNet, will offer a free workshop on franchising for veterans on Wednesday.

The seminar is titled “Veterans and Franchising: A Perfect Fit!” It’s scheduled from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

This workshop will discuss misconceptions about franchising, as well as programs and incentives available to veterans, a press release said. [Read more...]

Anderson Chamber offers business counseling

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center advises and assists future and existing business owners.

Jutta Bangs, senior business specialist, is available for free and confidential counseling sessions on Thursday, April 16, from 9–11 a.m. at the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce at 245 N. Main Street, Ste. 200, in Clinton.

To make an appointment for this, or another day, please call (865) 457-2559 or email [email protected].

To learn more about the TSBDC, visit www.tsbdc.org.

Free business workshop

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center, in partnership with the University of Tennessee CIS-PTAC, will offer a free workshop on Tuesday, March 18, from 1-3 p.m.

The “Joint Venture and Teaming Agreements” workshop will discuss government regulations and requirements, as well as practical advice on how to put together your own successful team or joint venture. This presentation will also provide recommendations for strategies in competing for government contracts as part of a team.

This presentation will be held at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, which is located at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

To sign up, call (865) 483-2668, email [email protected], or visit www.roanestate.edu/tsbdc.