Welcome to the Johnson City | ETSU Center

Who we serve…

East Tennessee serves: Carter, Greene, Johnson, Unicoi, and Washington counties

ETSU Service Area

In-Office – Located In Johnson City

Most of our counseling and training activities happen at our main location, ETSU’s Innovation Laboratory (I-Lab). Partnering with the College of Business and Technology and the I-Lab the TSBDC provides access to the most up-to-date facilities, including the Entrepreneur’s Center-a work space with Wi-Fi access, computers and software, and research material.

On-Site – At Your Office

We also offer on-site counseling and training when we need to see first-hand the general operations and understand the business problems you may be facing.

Remote Offices

The TSBDC at ETSU is pleased to offer remote counseling at various locations around Upper East Tennessee. When you call for an appointment, we will arrange the most convenient location possible.


A message from the ETSU president…

Dr. Brian-ETSU

“At East Tennessee State University, our Small Business Development Center is located in our Innovation Lab where we welcome entrepreneurs and small businesses and provide education and guidance. The staff takes pride in assisting new clients as they take the first steps toward success. I invite you to see for yourself what SBDC can do for you.”
– Dr. Brian Noland, President, ETSU


Meet the Staff…

Dr. Bob Justice

Ed.D., Director
Phone: 4234398505
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Mark Bays

Business Technology Counselor
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Teresa Shipley

Executive Aide
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