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.

Honors: Jutta Bangs receives Certified Global Business Professional credential

Jutta Bangs

Jutta Bangs

Roane State Community College’s Jutta Bangs has been awarded the Certified Global Business Professional, or CGBP, credential by NASBITE International.

Bangs has more than 20 years of experience in the global business industry. She is the director of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, which assists future and existing business owners with training and confidential counseling. [Read more...]

Free business workshop on March 18

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. [Read more...]

TSBDC honors Oak Ridge Today with Rising Star Award

Oak Ridge Today Rising Star Award

Jutta Bangs, director of the local Tennessee Small Business Development Center, presents a 2013 Rising Star Award to John Huotari, co-owner and co-publisher of Oak Ridge Today.

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Roane State Community College has awarded the 2013 Rising Star Award to Dawn and John Huotari of Oak Ridge Today.

Each year, the Rising Star Award is given by the TSBDC network to a small business client in each of the regions served. The awards recognize the perseverance and successes of the businesses, a press release said.

Local TSBDC Director Jutta Bangs helped Dawn and John Huotari with the start-up and marketing of their online news outlet.

“We would like to thank the TSBDC and Jutta for their help and guidance in getting Oak Ridge Today started,” said John Huotari, co-owner and co-publisher of the local news website. “Their assistance was invaluable, particularly in the start-up phase. Jutta has continued to provide important advice on issues ranging from marketing to website content to hiring employees.” [Read more...]

Free small business start-up seminar on Feb. 28

A free Feb. 28 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, Feb. 28, at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike. The workshop is offered by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center.

Registration is required. 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].

Franchise Lunch and Learn: An overview of franchising opportunities

The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce and the Tennessee Small Business Development Center will host a seminar on “An Overview of Franchising Opportunities” on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Anderson County Chamber office at 245 N. Main Street, Suite 200, in Clinton.

Jerry Bird with FranNet of Alabama/Tennessee will be the speaker. Attendees may bring their own lunch to enjoy during the seminar.

Topics covered will include: [Read more...]

Free small business workshop to focus on doing business with the government

A free workshop in mid-January will focus on how to do business with the government.

It’s scheduled from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce.

The workshop is offered by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center. Registration is required.

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

The Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce is at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

To see more details or to register, visit www.roanestate.edu/tsbdc. You may also call (865) 483-2668 or email Jutta Bangs at [email protected].

Free small business start-up seminar in January

Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce

The Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce will lay off some employees, and its support corporation, the Oak Ridge Economic Partnership, will become dormant.

A free workshop at the end of January will focus on how to start up a small business.

It’s scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce.

The workshop is offered by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center. Registration is required.

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

Free small business workshop to focus on doing business with the government

Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce

A free workshop at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce in mid-January will focus on how to do business with the government.

A free workshop in mid-January will focus on how to do business with the government.

It’s scheduled from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce.

The workshop is offered by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center. Registration is required.

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

Anderson Chamber offers business counseling on Wednesday

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center is offering a free and confidential counseling session on Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 9 a.m.–noon at the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce in Clinton.

TSBDC advises and assists future and existing business owners. Senior Business Specialist Jutta Bangs will  lead the Wednesday session.

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