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Tennessee Workshops

In addition to state workshops, please visit the Small Business Taxes: The Virtual Workshop page for instructional, interactive lessons designed to help new small business owners learn their tax rights and responsibilities.

Visit the IRS Video portal for video and audio presentations on topics of interest to small businesses.

If you live near a state line, please look for workshops in nearby cities of the bordering state.

CHATTANOOGA

Event: Small Business Orientation
Date(s): Every Thursday
Time: Varies
Location: TN Small Business Development Center, 100 Cherokee Blvd, Suite 202, Chattanooga, TN 37405
Contact: Pat Mahaffey; Phone: 423-756-8668; E-mail: pmahaffey@tsbdc.org
Event Information: This free workshop provides information on basic business planning, financial projections, business structures, recordkeeping and basic tax information. The attendees also receive an informational packet that contains additional information regarding business licenses, taxes, and other start up materials. The IRS partners with the TN Small Business Development Center to provide materials for the workshop. The workshop is held every Thursday; however the time varies from week to week. For the exact times and to view other classes offered, visit the TN Small Business Development Center website.
Sponsored by: TN SBDC at Chattanooga State Community College

GALLATIN

Title: Starting A Small Business
Date: April 15; May 13, 2014
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: TN Small Business Development Center at Volunteer State Community College, Betty Gibson Hall, 1480 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN 37066
Event Information: This workshop provides basic information on starting a small business which includes business structures, Employer Identification Number and recordkeeping. It will also discuss services provided by the TN Small Business Development Center. The Internal Revenue Service partners with the Small Business Development Center to provide materials for the workshop. Reservations are required. To register, visit the TN Small Business Development Center website.
Sponsored By: TN Small Business Development Center at Volunteer State Community College

MEMPHIS

Event: Small Business Start Up
Date(s): Varies by workshop
Time: Varies
Location: Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale Street, Memphis, TN 38103
Contact: Mark Taylor; Phone: 901-536-9300; E-mail: mtaylor@tsbdc.org
Event Information: This course is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or are at the beginning stages of starting their business. Delivered in a workshop format, this introductory session helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. This course will cover the usual taxes and many laws that small businesses must comply with. It will also cover business structures, and recordkeeping. IRS partners with the TN Small Business Development Center to share IRS materials at this workshop. Registration is required; limited seating. This is a free workshop. For specific dates, times or to register go to the TN Small Business Development Center – Memphis Area website.
Sponsored by: TN Small Business Development Center at Southwest TN Community College

Event: Small Business Start Up
Date(s): Varies by workshop
Time: Varies
Location: Memphis Public Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111
Contact: Mark Taylor; Phone: 901-536-9300; E-mail: mtaylor@tsbdc.org
Event Information: This course is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or are at the beginning stages of starting their business. Delivered in a workshop format, this introductory session helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. This course will cover the usual taxes and many laws that small businesses must comply with. It will also cover business structures, and recordkeeping. IRS partners with the TN Small Business Development Center to share IRS materials at this workshop. Registration is required; limited seating. This is a free workshop. For specific dates, times or to register go to the TN Small Business Development Center – Memphis Area website.
Sponsored by: TN Small Business Development Center at Southwest TN Community College

MILLINGTON

Title: Small Business Start Up
Date: Varies
Time: Various
Location: Millington Public Library, 4858 Navy Road, Millington, TN 38052
Contact Name: Mark Taylor; Phone: 901-526-9300; E-mail: mtaylor@tsbdc.org 
Event Information: This course is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or are at the beginning stages of starting their business. Delivered in a workshop format, this introductory session helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. This course will cover the usual taxes and many laws that small businesses must comply with. It will also cover business structures and recordkeeping. IRS partners with the TN Small Business Development Center to share IRS materials at this workshop. Registration is required; limited seating. This is a free workshop. For specific dates and times or to register, visit the TN Small Business Development Center website.
Sponsored By: TN Small Business Development Center at Southwest TN Community College

VARIOUS CITIES

Event: So You Want to Start a Business
Date(s): Varies by workshop
Time: Varies
Location: Varies
Contact: Teresa Shipley; Phone: 423-439-8505; E-mail: tshipley@tsbdc.org
Event Information: This workshop provides basic information on starting a small business which includes identifying a target market, business structures, business regulations and taxes, recordkeeping, and preparing for the loan process. Services provided by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center will also be discussed. Reservations are required. Please visit the Tennessee Small Business Development Center website and input your zip code for the most convenient locations, dates, and times.
Sponsored by: The Tennessee Small Business Development Center at East TN State University

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