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In an effort to keep small business owners up-to-date on the latest information about how Coronavirus is affecting businesses and what your options are, we have created a page dedicated to the latest information we have on this topic.

Cybersecurity Resources for Your Business

On July 15, the Federal Government launched a new interagency StopRansomware.gov website.  The site, built by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in coordination with DOJ/FBI, Commerce/NIST, Treasury, HHS, and U.S. Secret Service, is a collaborative initiative by the Federal Government to provide a one-stop shop making it easier for stakeholders across the private and public sectors to find free, authoritative information, resources, and tools across the Federal Government that can help prevent and mitigate ransomware attacks in the United States. Education is the first step to protecting your business! Visit the StopRansomeware.gov portal below to learn more.

What is the Tennessee Small Business Development Center network?

For over 30 years, the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) network has been empowering small business owners, entrepreneurs, and individuals with a business idea to innovate new products and services that compete in the global marketplace. We are a network of certified professional business counselors conveniently located in a community near you. We have various locations; 14 of which are service centers, 1 is an affiliate office, and 1 is our online center – available 24/7.

More than 100,000 businesses have received assistance from the Tennessee Small Business Development Center network. Whether you are a manufacturer, retailer, service provider, or a professional; we are here to help entrepreneurs help themselves. The Tennessee Small Business Development Center provides a myriad of services for entrepreneurs to take advantage of like free confidential counseling as well as training seminars, both public and private, on many business related topics. We pride ourselves on our commitment to quality and confidentiality, in addition to our reputation of producing demonstrable results for the communities we serve.

Our mission is to provide you with high-quality consulting and training solutions to start, grow, and sustain your business.

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What do we offer?

Free Local & Virtual Business Advising

Our locations are staffed with local individuals from your community that pride themselves on monitoring the economic climate of their respective service areas and being an active part of their business communities. These individuals will work with you and your business to determine the solutions that best suit your needs.

Local & Virtual Training

Our locations provide training services on topics that are relevant and representative of the knowledge entrepreneurs need to operate and compete. Most seminars are interactive experiences where attendees are encouraged to participate in the learning experience.

Local & Nationwide Referrals

Sometimes your needs will go beyond the services our network offers – and that’s okay! We still want to be a part of the solution and we can be by providing you with local or nationwide referrals to service providers who can assist with your needs.