#UCBIZWEEK include series of local events

TTU’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center to host multi-county National Small Business Week events

UC Small Biz WeekCOOKEVILLE – 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

Putnam County

Progressive Savings Bank

Tuesday, May 3

White County

Bank of White County

Wednesday, May 4

Overton County

Overton County Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, May 5

Fentress County

Fentress County Courthouse

Friday, May 6

Smith County

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.


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