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Certified Development Companies (CDC), Industrial Development Corporations (IDC) and Local and Regional Development Corporations (LDC & RDC), exist to support business development and growth within their community or region. Types of assistance offered include low cost financing, such as the SBA 504 Loan Program, site finding and statistical research.

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Local Small Business Resource Partners
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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Chattanooga
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Chattanooga Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Clarksville
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Clarksville Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Cleveland
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Cleveland Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Columbia
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Maury County Alliance
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Cookeville
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Tennessee Technological University
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Dyersburg
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Dyersburg Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Hartsville
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Satellite Office of TTU
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Knoxville
Areawide Development Corporation (ADC)
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Knoxville
Knoxville Area Urban League
Developes programs, services and partnerships in the areas of workforce development, job creation and community development; advocates through public education and public policy; builds race...View details

Knoxville
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Pellissippi State Technical Community College Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing, training,...View details

Maryville
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Blount County Chamber Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing, training,...View details

Memphis
Alacom Finance
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Memphis
LeMoyne-Owen College Community Development Corporation
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $25,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Service Area: Memphis and Shelby county. Executive Director:...View details

Murfreesboro
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Middle Tennessee State University Office
The MTSU Business Center offers a comprehensive menu of services to assist new and existing businesses. The main office in Murfreesboro has an extensive reference library and computer data base...View details

Nashville
Mid-Cumberland Area Development Corporation
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Nashville
Small Business Administration (SBA) Tennessee District Office
The SBA works to support small business interests at the federal, state and regional level. Services include a number of financial assistance programs offered through local financial institutions,...View details

Nashville
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Nashville Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing, training,...View details

Oak Ridge
Southeast Community Capital
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $25,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. ...View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
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Statewide
BusinessFinancing.org
A non-promotional website built to help guide business owners with simple and straight-to-the-point facts about financing....View details

Statewide
Dept. of Economic & Community Development (DECD)
DECD provides a range of services to support the economic and community vitality of its citizens. Services provided focus on Business Development, Community Development, Technology Development,...View details

Statewide
South Central Tennessee Business Development Corp. (SCTBDC)
SCTD provides small businesses with long term, fixed rate financing for up to 20 years, often times with lower down payments than conventional alternatives, for owner occupied fixed assets. A...View details

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