Chattanooga Center | ChSCC

ChSCC Service Area Welcome to the official page of our Chattanooga, TN TSBDC Office. The Chattanooga, TN TSBDC Office is hosted by Chattanooga State Community College & the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Our Chattanooga, TN TSBDC Office serves Bledsoe County, TN; Franklin County, TN; Grundy County, TN; Hamilton County, TN; Marion County, TN; Rhea County, TN; Sequatchie County, TN; Van Buren County, TN; & Warren County, TN. Serving these local communities, the Chattanooga, TN TSBDC Office provides small business start-up services including, but not limited to: business plan development, financial planning assistance, marketing plan development, sources of capital, & social media guidance. In addition to start-up assistance, the Chattanooga, TN TSBDC Office provides existing business assistance including, but not limited to: business growth planning, government contracting guidance, international trade guidance, sources of capital, & social media strategy guidance.
Small and emerging businesses stimulate job creation, develop innovations in both products and services, and promote the diversification of the economic base. It is crucial that communities and economic developers dedicate resources to developing and promoting new startups and establishing effective support systems. The Small Business Development Center meets those needs of our entrepreneurs, which translates into a more vibrant community.
Dr. Rebecca Ashford

President, Chattanooga State Community College

Center hosted by:

ChSCC Wordmark White

Contact Information

100 Cherokee Blvd. Suite 202
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37405
United States (US)
Phone: 4237568668
Fax: 4237566195

Hours of Operation

Monday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Need Advising?

Our free business advising services provide the convenience of a local adviser in your area. We can help you explore your business idea or talk about your existing business and the issues you may be facing. We want to be with you for the life of your business and see you grow and succeed.

Meet Our Staff

Lynn Chesnutt


Specialty Areas:

Banking/Financial Services (Financial Analysis, Problem Solving, Strategic Planning), Leadership (Team Management, Empowering Others, Building Collaborative Relationships, Results Orientation, Decision Making), Risk Management, Performance Improvement Diagnostics, Customer/Client Service, Talent Acquisition

Sarah Mattson

Small Business Specialist

Specialty Areas:

Start-up and business operations, Taxes, licensing, bookkeeping, personnel recruitment and management, payroll, marketing strategy, growth strategy, Quickbooks Online Pro Advisor, Business Plan writing, including financial forecasting, Certified LivePlan Expert Advisor, Organizational management/leadership, Sources of Capital

Madison McCann

Office Supervisor / Marketing Coordinator

Specialty Areas:

Organizing and Planning, Event Coordination, Customer Service, Social Media Marketing

Josh Brown

Small Business Specialist

Specialty Areas:

Hospitality Operations, Sales & Marketing Expertise,  Annual Budgeting & Forecasting, Human resources (Hiring Practices, Personnel Policies, Evaluation and Training), Food & Beverage Industry, Loan Package Development, Financial Analysis, LivePlan Certified Expert Advisor, Exporting

Rebecca Bursch

Small Business Specialist

Specialty Areas:

Service Industry, Start-ups, Human Resources (Employee Handbooks, Hiring, Payroll, Termination, Training, Benefits), Business Sales & Acquisitions, Change Management, Client Score Card Analysis, Sales/Marketing/Networking, Organizational Development, Systems and Processes for Sustainable Growth

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