Social networking is great for connecting people together. And social networking can also allow your business to connect to new and existing customers. Learn how tools like Facebook, Twitter, live chat, Yammer, and more, can help you market your business and connect with customers and employees.
This two-hour seminar is geared toward those individuals who are thinking about starting a small business. It is also appropriate for new and existing small business owners and operators who want to know more about the basics of small-business management. Topics include: licensing requirements, business planning, legal business structures and obtaining financing. A short question and answer period follows the seminar.
This seminar will show businesses and individuals the many different options they have to sell their products online. Examples will be shown and step-by-step instructions will be given.
Business planning is an essential step in starting a business. This two-hour seminar covers the parts of a business plan, how to get your ideas organized and on paper, key make-it or break-it points for success, common mistakes, and much more.
This program provides information on SBA loans and financing opportunities available through the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Managing Your Business Finances
Getting control of your business finances is critical to your business' success. Learn about the different options available to you to manage your business finances...from accounting, to inventory control, to balance sheets and more.
Running a business out of your home has its advantages as well as its challenges. This session is designed to share information with those attendees who are interested in developing a small, home-based business.
This program focuses on distinct issues that will affect how you will market your business. The program is highly informative and includes activities designed to be integrated into your marketing plan immediately! Attendees will establish a foundation for building a more comprehensive marketing plan for their business.
Be ready to face the changes and challenges of the tax season. Learn about the forms, filing regulations and record-keeping requirements for small business. Explore the pitfalls and secret tips of filing your small business tax returns.
Experts will provide you with the fundamentals of government contracting for small business in this high-energy, information-packed seminar. Learn the skills you need to compete for government contracts, explore small-business and minority selection standards and move your small business into competition for those valuable government contracts.
Time is an asset that is often neglected. This seminar focuses on how you and your employees can make the most of your business' time.
The customer is your priority for success. This seminar focuses on how you and your employees can implement the do's and don'ts for customer service.
One-on-one and group consulting sessions can be scheduled with the REED Center to focus on specific business issues that impact your venture.
Other classes are offered as needed.
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center Network is funded by the U. S. Small Business Administration and the Tennessee Board of Regents. The support given by the U. S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of the co-sponsors' or participants' opinions, findings, conclusions, recommendations, products or services. All TSBDC programs are nondiscriminatory. Arrangements for the handicapped can be provided, where possible, with advance notice.
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