Entrepreneur Resources

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MEMPHIS AND TENNESSEE ENTREPRENEURS

  • Where to Go For Small Business Information in Memphis & Shelby County
    This directory produced by the Business/Sciences Department lists small business resources in the Memphis community. Includes comprehensive information about each agency, the type of help offered, any associated costs, requirements, and contacts.
  • Memphis Regional Chamber
    The official home page of the Memphis Regional Chamber offers information about business support programs, annual reports and monographs, and other publications available from the Chamber to help the business owner. Also found on this site are the various overviews done by the Chamber, such as the Memphis Metro Profile, which offer information and statistics about Memphis and the Memphis economy. A very useful site for anyone owning or doing business in the Memphis metro area.
  • Memphis SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
    This locally chartered volunteer organization offers business counseling to the prospective or established small business owner. The services are provided by experienced business owners. The Memphis chapter serves Shelby, Tipton, Fayette, Desoto and Crittenden Counties. SCORE is affiliated with the Small Business Administration (SBA).
  • Memphis Society of Entrepreneurs
    The members of the Society are committed to sharing knowledge and educating emerging business owners and entrepreneurs. They are able to do that through this site, through roundtables made up of members, and seminars that are open to the community.
  • Start Co.                                                                                                  Start Co. is ground zero for accelerators, programs, workshops, meet-ups, mixers and more.  With industry-specialized programming, expert mentorship and seed-stage funding, Start Co. helps turn concepts into business models and founders into business owners.
  • Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC)
    The TSBDC offers free assistance to business owners. Visit their Web site to get a list of their locations, learn about their services, set up an initial consultation online, and view a calendar of events and training.
  • State of Tennessee Business Development
    The Economic & Community Development's Business Development Division focuses on identifying companies interested in relocating to Tennessee or expanding their operations in the state. The Business Development team uses Tennessee's incentives plus other incentives such as training programs to Encourage new investment.
  • State of Tennessee - Small Business Information
    Detailed and extensive information about what you need to know to start a small business in Tennessee. Provides information on topics such as types of businesses, business taxes, employer responsibilities, business regulations, financial assistance, and business planning, among others. 
  • State of Tennessee Small Business Resource Guide
    This manual is an excellent guide for establishing and building a business in Tennessee. It is filled with the information, details and resources available to help you become a success!
  • Tennessee Valley Authority Business Services
    If you own a small business or are trying to start one, all of the resources you need are at your doorstep. TVA Economic Development and its partners can help by providing information on an Online Business Resource Center, support through business incubators, and information about doing business with TVA. 

MINORITY ENTREPRENEURS

  • SBA's Office of Minority Enterprise Development (MED)
    Describes the programs and resources available through the Small Business Administration, including grant and loan opportunities, counseling services, and the 8a contracting program.
  • Tennessee Valley Authority Business Services
    If you own a small business or are trying to start one, all of the resources you need are at your doorstep. TVA Economic Development and its partners can help by providing information on an Online Business Resource Center, support through business incubators, and information about doing business with TVA.

WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

  • SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership
    The purpose of this office is to provide a network of training, counseling, and mentoring services to help women start and/or expand businesses. This site describes the many resources and programs available through the SBA to women entrepreneurs. 
  • SCORE Women Entrepreneurs Web Site 
    SCORE's web site has resources for women including webinars, blogs, and expert advice.  Also there is a means to track your business progress, do workshops online, view articles on many different topics, and use other tools and resources. 

WWW RESOURCES

  • Business USA 
    This website offers information on topics such as employees, finance, taxes,government contracts and more. There is also a link to most requested business forms.