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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) 325-0823

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.


National Association of Small Business Development Centers United States Small Business Administration 
Tennessee Board of Regents

The Tennessee Small Business Development Centers Network, hosted by Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN, is an accredited member of the National Association of Small Business Development Centers and funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, participating universities and community colleges, and regional support partners. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA and other program sponsors. All information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. All information, events, and/or prices are subject to change or withdrawal. The Tennessee Small Business Development Centers Network shall not be held responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, or misprints. Please confirm the information with the listing party. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact your local center or our state office at 3050 Medical Center Parkway, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 or call toll free at 1-877-898-3900.


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