CSCC’s SBDC To Offer Free Seminar On Starting A Business

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cleveland State’s Small Business Development Center is hosting StraightTalk: Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask About Starting A Business seminar on Monday, April 28 from 1-3 p.m. in room 130 of the Technology Building on the CSCC campus. 

Panelists from the Small Business Development Center at Cleveland State Community College, the U.S. Small Business Administration, BrightBridge Women's Business Center, and SCORE will be available to speak with guests and answer questions about entrepreneurship.

The first hour will be a question and answer session where experienced small business specialists will answer questions about how to start a business, how to avoid common mistakes, what preliminary steps to take before getting started and anything you've been curious to know about entrepreneurship.

Following the open Q & A, the panelists will be available to speak with individuals one-on-one about business specifics. This session is targeted toward individuals 50 years young and above who are interested in starting a small business, but everyone is welcome.

Speakers for this seminar include David Hudson, TSBDC; Jacqueline Merritt, U.S. Small Business Administration; Mary Sedrick, BrightBridge Women’s Business Center and SCORE.

Although there is no fee to attend this seminar, it is recommended that you register by calling Jennie DeCook at (423) 478-6247 or email jdecook@tsbdc.org with your name, address, phone number and email address and specify the class you would like to register for or go to www.sbdcempowers.org and click on the class title under Special Events.


New Hamilton County Businesses

Here are the new business licenses from the County Clerk's office: 3W BUSINESS SOLUTIONS 4642 ANSEL CIR HIXSON, TN 37343 AESTHETIC INVESTMENTS 4715 BONNY OAKS DR APT 219 CHATTANOOGA, TN 37416 ANTHONY DUCKETT - MILLENNIUM 5 LLC 2145 S HOLLY ST CHATTANOOGA, TN 37404 AUGGIE REPAIR 601 SPEARS AVE CHATTANOOGA, TN 37405 B & H VENTURES 819 ... (click for more)

CBL Completes Sale Of 2 Regional Malls For $66.5 Million

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL) on Friday announced that it closed on the sale of Fashion Square Mall in Saginaw, Mich., and The Lakes in Muskegon, Mich. The malls were sold to a private buyer for an aggregate price of $66.5 million, including the assumption of a $38.2 million loan secured by Fashion Square. Net proceeds from the sale were used to reduce outstanding ... (click for more)

Mayor Andy Berke Among Hillary Clinton Delegates At Democratic National Convention

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke is among delegates for Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention, which gets underway today (Monday) at Philadelphia. Here is the full list of Tennessee delegates and alternates: Hillary Clinton Delegates Calvin Anderson Christopher Ball Megan Barry Andy Berke Gary Bynum David Cambron David Cocke ... (click for more)

Tennesseans Take Advantage Of Early Voting

Tennesseans are showing up to vote early in the  August 4  state primary and county general election. So far a total of 124,433 voters have voted early or cast absentee ballots. Early voting runs Mondays through Saturdays and ends  Saturday, July 30 . The easiest way for voters to find their early voting and Election Day polling locations, ... (click for more)

Make America Good Again - And Response

“No people can be great, who have ceased to be virtuous.”   Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784) Last week I witnessed first hand the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. As I observed the happenings within the Quicken Arena, the one theme that continued to pop up again and again, was  Make America Great Again .  Of course, that being ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Jerika’s Last Dance

There is a horrifying disease called spinal muscular atrophy type 2 that you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy. What happens is the nerve cells in a person’s brain stem and spinal cord slowly die and, without the ability to voluntarily control your muscles, your body withers away in one of the most painful ways you can imagine. Jerika Bolen, age 14, can’t stand it any longer, nor ... (click for more)