Get Ready, Be Ready, and Stay Ready with SBA Tennessee District Business Development Academy

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Release Date: October 19, 2022
Release Number: MA22-01

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SBA TENNESSEE DISTRICT INVITES
SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS STATEWIDE TO TAKE PART
IN THEIR 2023 BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY

 Cohort Applications Open Now!

 

Nashville, TN — SBA Tennessee District is kicking off the 2023 service year by opening applications to the third cohort of their Business Development Academy.  The Tennessee District Office developed the Business Development Academy to ensure that small business owners would Get Ready, Be Ready, and Stay Ready now more than ever. SBA’s vision will bridge the gap for small business owners building and operating without a solid foundation while trying to pursue federal government contact opportunities. All qualified  applicants should apply online at https://sbabdacohorts.eventbrite.com.

“As our small businesses continue to recover from the global pandemic and navigate our new ‘normal’, this opportunity is vital to their long-term success” said Robert Coffey, Acting SBA State Director of Tennessee.

All small business owners accepted will receive hands-on assistance and training relative to laying a foundation for a successful and pathway towards business growth.  Business owners will hear from industry experts in the fields of accounting, lending, legal, and federal government contracting.  The first tract of the cohort will begin January 10th and all sessions will take place virtually one day a week from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

This cohort is a statewide initiative open to small business owners residing in and legally organized in Tennessee.  All small business owners selected must be the majority owner and have control of business, been in business operation for less than 3 years, and have revenues between $25K and $500K.

For more information contact Kena Dixon, Business Opportunity Specialist at Kena.Dixon@sba.gov.

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