TTU’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center to host multi-county National Small Business Week events
COOKEVILLE – Tagging along on a national celebration of small businesses, the Small Business Development Center at Tennessee Tech will host events in Putnam, White, Overton, Fentress and Smith counties May 2-May 6.
The events – free and open to the public – are being co-organized with area chambers of commerce and local lenders.
Each event will offer one-to-one assistance for getting businesses listed on Google Search and Maps, free 30-minute advising sessions for local business owners, and a seminar on “Engaging Customers on Facebook.” TSBDC at Tech representatives will be available starting at 9 a.m. and will stay until 3 p.m. in each county on their respective event day.
Monday, May 2
Progressive Savings Bank
Tuesday, May 3
Bank of White County
Wednesday, May 4
Overton County Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, May 5
Fentress County Courthouse
Friday, May 6
Smith County Chamber of Commerce
Individuals wishing to find out more information about and register for the events are encouraged to explore the event website www.tsbdc.org/ucbizweek or contact their local chamber of commerce.
Registration is also available by calling the TSBDC office at (931) 372-3648.
Also in honor of Small Business Week, the Macon County Public Library and Vision 2020 Inc. have teamed up to offer local residents a series of “Lunchtime Workshops.”
The workshops are free of charge and cover topics that are relevant to today’s entrepreneurs and small business owners: Loan guarantees, business data, agriculture, where are the resources, what not to do, and social media marketing.
There are two locations hosting the workshops:
Macon County Public Library, 311 Church St., Lafayette, 615-666-4340
*All classes 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Monday, May 2, small business administration; Tuesday, May 3, business essentials data; Thursday, May 5, ag in Macon; and Friday, May 6, “Entrepreneurs are Everywhere.”
Vision 2020 Inc., 252 Main St., Red Boiling Springs, 615-633-2340
*All classes noon-1 p.m.
Monday, May 2, small business hack-a-thon; Tuesday, May 3, social media marketing; Thursday, May 5, “Entrepreneurs are Everywhere”; and Friday, May 6, what not to do.
Bring a light lunch. For more information visit www.vision2020inc.com, contact Dana Richardson at (615) 666-4340 or Crystal Justice at (615) 633-2340.