There's assistance for you and your business during each stage of the business cycle. Resources include start-up assistance, licensing requirements, business relocation, capital sources, exporting, business expansion, and others. Business Enterprise Resource Office (BERO) State's primary service organization to TN entrepreneurs. Offers one-on-one technical assistance, resource assistance, and matchmaking conferences. 901-543-7426; tnecd.gov/bero Business Incubators Offer programs to accelerate the development of entrepreneurs through an array of business support resources and services. 740-593-4331; nbia.org The Entrepreneur's Source Coaching and resource assistance for individuals considering self-employment. 901-761-0250; entrepreneurssource.com/wadler Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) Volunteer executives, retired business owners, and corporate leaders share wisdom, lessons learned, expertise, and guidance. 901-544-3588; scorememphis.org Small Business Administration Federal agency that provides small businesses with loan guarantees, counseling, and training. 901-526-9300; www.sba.gov/tn TN Manufacturing Extension Program Assists with new production techniques, business practices, expanding markets, regulations compliance, and others. 888-763-7439; cis.tennessee.edu Tennessee Small Business Development Centers A network of professional business consultants in 14 cities throughout TN. 901-333-5085 or 901-526-9300; tsbdc.org
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