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Kingsport Office of Small Business Development

151 E Main St
Tennessee - 37662 United States
Phone: 423-392-880
Website: http://www.kosbe.org

In 2004, the City of Kingsport and Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce jointly established the Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE), a non-profit economic development organization, to specifically nurture, counsel and encourage the continued robust growth and development of startups and existing small businesses in Kingsport, Tennessee.  

Services include but are not limited to:  business plan writing; business form selection; education and training; application assistance for grants, loans and other capital sources; assistance in accessing new markets; business development; sales and marketing assistance; e-commerce facilitation; providing networking opportunities; professional services and referrals; connection to international trade; small business certification and registration assistance; and computer and software support.

A volunteer council, consisting of 12 members, meets once a month to review cooperative agreements, develop new strategies to achieve objectives, discuss any off- track items and develop corrective action plans, review client feedback, and assess KOSBE’s performance against selected indicators.  Peer Counselors, made up of nine volunteers that are experts in one or more key areas of business, enhance and expand KOSBE’s private counseling capability.

In 2008, KOSBE became a strategic resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, by signing a three-year Strategic Alliance Memorandum.

Aundrea Wilcox Named TSBDC State Star 2017

Aundrea Wilcox Named TSBDC State Star 2017

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) Lead Center headquartered at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro announced that Aundrea Wilcox, has been named "State Star" for 2017. This award recognizes business consultants and staff in the TSBDC Program who have…

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KOSBE Offers Seminar On Sexual Harassment At Workplace – And How To Avoid It

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Kosbe Offers A Seminar On Generational Workplace Diversity

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Kosbe Offers A Seminar To Help Small Businesses Organize And Manage Paper

The Small Business Development Center ETSU – Kingsport Affiliate Office will host From Piles to Files: Organizing Your Paper on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM, at Your Kingsport Chamber. The training is co-sponsored by the Kingsport…

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