The Roane County Chamber of Commerce and the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Roane State Community College have joined together to offer three free workshops for entrepreneurs who are considering or have recently started their own business.
The two-hour workshops are scheduled for March 7, March 21, and April 11, from 1-3 p.m. at The Roane Alliance.
The first workshop, “Small Business Start-up,” is scheduled for March 7. It is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or are at the beginning stages of starting their business. Delivered in a workshop format, this introductory session helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, introduce the business planning process, as well as cover SBA loan guarantee programs.
The second workshop, “Business Planning,” is scheduled for March 21. It covers the fundamentals of writing a business plan and is designed for individuals who want to increase their chances for successful self-employment. The workshop covers business planning in detail. Specifics of marketing and finance, operations, financial projections, and information-based planning and management.
The third workshop, “Marketing on a Shoestring” is scheduled for April 11. The discussion will include market research and segmentation, no- and low-cost advertising tips, and general marketing planning ideas.
Registration is required to attend the free workshops. Seating in the workshops is limited. To register online for each workshop, go to http://www.roanestate.edu/?8121-TSBDC-Training. For questions, email TSBDC at [email protected] or call (865) 483-2668.
The workshops begin at 1 p.m. and are being held at the Roane Alliance offices at 1209 N. Kentucky Street in Kingston.
The Chamber is a partner in The Roane Alliance, Roane County’s economic development organization. The partners who operate under the Alliance umbrella along with the Chamber include the Industrial Development Board and Visitors Bureau.