TSBDC And CO.Lab Host The Experience Talks Series

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) and The Company Lab (CO.Lab) will host the second Experience Talks seminar series. The series includes 10 free seminars that are scheduled to begin Feb. 26, and conclude on Dec. 10. All sessions will take place at the Camp House at 1427 Williams Street.

The seminar series was designed to expose new high growth startups and existing small business owners to successful local and regional entrepreneurs who will share their experiences of facing and creatively overcoming obstacles that led to their achievement in business. Additionally, the series utilizes casual panel discussions and time for questions and answers with experienced business executives. The Experience Talks Series provides a great opportunity for networking while learning about what has made other small companies successful.

CO.LAB joins TSBDC again in hosting the 10 seminar series. CO.LAB exists to increase the viability of start-ups in Chattanooga by connecting them with the mentorship, resources, and capital they need to be successful.

Cohutta Banking Company, a division of Synovus Bank, returns as the sponsor of the event. Cohutta Banking Company’s commitment and continuing effort to improve economic development in the region has forged a successful and long-lasting relationship with the TSBDC.

The TSBDC provides free business counseling and training services to start-up and small businesses in a nine county region that includes Bledsoe, Franklin, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, Rhea, Sequatchie, Van Buren and Warren counties. The TSBDC office is in the Hamilton County Business Development Center at 100 Cherokee Boulevard, Suite 202.

Other partners for the event include the Greater Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and the U. S. Small Business Administration, which both provide funding for the TSBDC. In addition, TSBDC operates as an entity of Chattanooga State Community College.  

For more information or to register, call 423 756-8668. 


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