TSBDC @ Volunteer State Community College
300 Bldg.
Gallatin, TN

Phone: 615-230-4780
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We accomplish our mission by offering services through three venues:
 
One on one consultationsFREE, confidential, specific to the clients’ needs. Click the Request Counseling link to schedule an appointment.

Access to Resourcesconnecting clients with one of our many resource partners (such as the IRS, Dept of Revenue, Chambers, local, state or federal governments).

Workshops, Training and Seminars. We teach seminars live in our class rooms. See below for a list of our live seminars/events.


For more small business tips and techniques click here:
http://smallbusinessvolstate.blogspot.com/

We also provide counseling in surrounding communities during the third full week of each month.  Call the number below for appointments and reservations are necessary:

Wednesday

Hartsville: 8 and 9 am

·         4 Lakes District Authority, 615-374-4607, tlcfourlake@aol.com

·         325 Old Highway 25, Hartsville, TN, 37074

Lafayette: 11 am and 12 pm

·         Macon County Chamber of Commerce, 615-666-5885, huber@nctc.com

·         685 Tn-52-Byp W, Lafayette, TN, 37083

Westmoreland: 2 and 3 pm

·         Westmoreland Library, 615-644-4732 jrather@amsimailing.com

·         2305 Epperson Springs Rd,, Westmoreland, TN, 37186

Thursday

Lebanon: 9, 10, 11 am, 1, and 2 pm

·         Lebanon Chamber of Commerce, 615-444-5503, akwilke@wilsoncounty.com

·         149 Public Sq, Lebanon, TN, 37087

Friday

Portland: 9, 10, and 11 am

·         Portland Chamber of Commerce, 615-325-9032, portcofc@bellsouth.net

·         106 Main St, Portland, TN, 37148

 

White House:  1, 2, and 3 pm

·         Volunteer State Bank through the White House Chamber of Commerce, 615-672-3937, whcoc@bellsouth.net.

·          2920 Highway 31 W. White House, TN 37188

The TSBDC at VSCC is not only funded by the SBA, but also by local donors that believe that small business is the engine that powers our economy:

  1. City of Gallatin
  2. City of Gallatin Economic Development Agency
  3. City of Hendersonville Charitable Contributions
  4. City of White House
  5. Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation
  6. Forward Sumner Economic Council
  7. Greeno CPA
  8. Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce
  9. Hodges Group Inc
  10. Industrial Development Board of the City of Hendersonville
  11. The Memorial Foundation
  12. United Chambers of Sumner County
  13. U S Bank
  14. VSCC Employee Campaign

If you are considering a start-up venture and have no previous experience in business ownership, please register for one of our "How to Start a Small Business" workshops.  This workshop is very specific and will answer many of your questions, as well as, create several more.  If you are still interested in starting your business after attending this workshop, then we can schedule a one-on-one appointment.

See below for classes offered in this area.



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Events

Start-up Assistance

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
This workshop provides basic information on starting a small business. *TSBDC services *Personal Considerations *Business Planning *Financing *Requirements
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
This workshop provides basic information on starting a small business. *TSBDC services *Personal Considerations *Business Planning *Financing *Requirements
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
This workshop provides basic information on starting a small business. *TSBDC services *Personal Considerations *Business Planning *Financing *Requirements

Managing Employees

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Have you ever worried about how your company would fare if you were audited by the Department of Labor? Are you aware of how the Salary Exempt Wage Increase, effective December 1st 2016, will impact your business? Join us to hear HR and Risk Management consultant, Lora Lin discuss: • Salary Exempt Wage Increase- Effective December 1st • Avoiding costly disputes with the Department of Labor • Overtime Management and ACA compliance • Increasing Efficiency • Minimize wasted labor minutes • Meaningful reporting
Speaker: Lora Linn - Sheakley HR and Risk Management Consultant

Business Accounting and Budget

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This QuickBooks workshop is designed for basic users and small business owners that operate a for-profit business. Therefore the course description below is focused on that group of learners.
Speaker: Rachel McCrary - Greeno CPA

Marketing and Sales

Thursday, August 04, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Discover... How to create content that leads to sales How to follow up with prospects consistently The psychological triggers that make people buy How to create an irresistible offer And more!
Speaker: John Michael Morgan
Thursday, September 15, 2016 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
This workshop is designed to give you a real world approach for marketing your business! 1. Fine tune your focus 2. Who are your customers 3. Competitive advantage 4. Marketing message and promotion - (with over 30 different methods) 5. Schedule your activities and track your progress You will leave this workshop with a tangible plan to reach your customers on a consistent basis.
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Location

300 Bldg. Nashville Pike Ofc. 103C
Gallatin, TN 37066

To get here take the GAP Blvd entrance to Volunteer State Community College.  Then take your second entrance on the right into the parking lot and our office is located in the 300 Building. 


We also provide in-person counseling in Hartsville, Lafayette, Lebanon, Portland, White House, and Westmoreland.  Call 615-230-4780 or email charles.alexander@volstate.edu to learn more. 

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