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Small Business Development Center
Small Business Development Center


The Tennessee Small Business Development Centers (TSBDC) were created to foster economic and business development in the region by providing high quality advice, assistance, counseling and training at low or no cost for entrepreneurs, professionals, independent small business owners or would-be small business owners in order to help promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity and managerial excellence in the free market economy.

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The centers provide free, confidential consulting and counseling on an individual basis by experienced and trained small business specialists, who are usually former executives and business owners. These specialists can provide information, direct business owners to resources and act as reviewers of plans and proposals by offering realistic and constructive criticism.

In addition to individual business assistance, center professionals conduct or participate in workshops, seminars and classes on a variety of business and management topics of interest to small business owners. The TSBDC network also offers a variety of online training opportunities.

The Small Business Development Centers are not lenders, investors or grantors, but do advise owners on financing and the development of proposals.

TN Small Business Development Center (TSBDC)
1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Voice (865) 483-2668
Fax (865) 483-1678

The Oak Ridge Small Business Development Center is sponsored by Roane State Community College, the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The Oak Ridge Center serves Anderson, Campbell, Cumberland, Loudon, Morgan, Roane and Scott counties, and can be reached directly, or by contacting the local area chamber of commerce or Roane State Community College campus. Also, service is not limited to individuals or companies in the above counties. Many entrepreneurs or owners considering locating in the service area, wishing access to service area resources, or just taking advantage of the assistance provided contact are helped by TSBDC.


The Tennessee Small Business Development Center Network is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Tennessee Board of Regents under Cooperative Agreement No. 0-7620-0045-17 and by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

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