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Entrepreneurs Directory
Organization
Phone
Website
E-mail
Services offered
Top executive

Business Plans & Startup Guides
Small Business Administration, Tenn. District
2 International Plaza Drive, Ste. 500
Nashville, TN 37217
615-736-5881
www.sba.gov/localresources/district/tn
tn@sba.gov
Startup guide; information on SBA lenders, local business mentors, government contracting opportunities
Walter N. Perry III
District director
Tenn. Dept. of Economic and Community Development
312 Rosa Parks Ave., 11th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
615-741-1888
www.tn.gov/ecd
ecd.communications.office@tn.gov
Small Business and Startup Guide, Business Enterprise Resource Office, economic research
Randy Boyd
Commissioner
Tenn. Small Business Development Center
17 Market Square, Ste. 201 1
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-246-2663 2
www.tsbdc.org
lrossini@tsbdc.org
Online and in-person counseling & training; startup financing, marketing guides for entrepreneurs and small business owners
Larry Rossini
Senior director3

Expansion/ Relocation
Knoxville Chamber
17 Market Square, Ste. 201
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-637-4550
knoxvillechamber.com
Economic research & demographics, business recruitment, networking events, professional development seminars, Propel mentor/protege program, import/export assistance
Michael Edwards
President, CEO
Tenn. Valley Authority Economic Development Agency
10215 Technology Drive, Ste. 2024
Knoxville, TN 37932
865-777-3943
www.tva.com/Economic-Development
econdev@tva.com
Economic incentive programs, site design & consultation, customized training programs,
Andy Lawson
Tim Tidwell
Regional development specialists

Export Assistance
U.S. Export Assistance Centers of Tennessee
17 Market Square, Ste. 201
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-545-4637
www.export.gov/tennessee
robert.leach@trade.gov
Market intelligence, trade counseling, business matchmaking, advocacy/commercial diplomacy support
Robert Leach
Director

Legal Matters
City of Knoxville Business License/Tax Office
400 Main St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-215-2083
www.knoxvilletn.gov
Information on business licenses, permits and taxes
Jim York
Director, Dept. of Finance & Accountability
City of Knoxville Office of Business Support
400 Main St., Room 660B
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-215-3155
www.knoxvilletn.gov
probledo@cityofknoxville.org
Services to help business community navigate city regulations, policies and departments; Business Resource Guide
Patricia Robledo
Business liaison
Knox County Clerk
300 Main St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-215-2385
www.knoxcounty.org/clerk/
county.clerk@knoxcounty.org
Applications for business licenses, filing business tax returns
Foster D. Arnett Jr.
Knox County Clerk
Metropolitan Planning Commission
Ste. 403, City County Bldg., 400 Main St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-215-2500
www.knoxmpc.org
contact@knoxmpc.org
Zoning regulations, site plan reviews, economic research & data
Gerald Green
Executive director
Tenn. Dept. of Revenue, Knoxville office
7175 Strawberry Plains Pike, Ste. 300
Knoxville, TN 37914
865-594-6100
www.tn.gov/revenue
TN.Revenue@tn.gov
Business Tax Guide, tax workshops, business incentives information,

Minority Businesses
City of Knoxville Equal Business Opportunity Program
400 Main St., Rm. 654C
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-215-3867
www.knoxvilletn.gov
jhundley@cityofknoxville.org
EBOP Certified Business Directory; Minority, Women & Small Business Directory; contracting & procurement services
Joshalyn Hundley
Title VI coordinator
Governor's Office of Diversity Business Enterprise
312 Rose L. Parks Ave.
Nashville, TN 37243
615-253-4657
www.tn.gov
Shelia.J.Simpson@tn.gov
Assists minority-owned, women-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned and small businesses interested in competing in State of Tennessee procurement and contracting activities
Sheila Simpson
Program director
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of East Tennessee
P.O. Box 31552
Knoxville, TN 37930
865-659-4652
www.hccet.org
Networking events, educational opportunities, technical assistance to Hispanic business owners
Rosa Mar
CEO
Knoxville Area Urban League
1514 E. 5th Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-524-5511
www.thekaul.org
info@thekaul.org
Counseling, lending programs to create/expand businesses, entrepreneurship training
Phyllis Y. Nichols
President, CEO
Tennessee Small and Minority-Owned Business Assistance Program
502 Deaderick Ave.
Nashville, TN 37243
615-253-2265
http://treasury.tn.gov/smob
treasury.smob@tn.gov
Provides education, consulting services and loans/financing assistance to small or minority-owned businesses
Jaye Chavis
Program manager

Networking/ Mentoring
Entrepreneurial Collective/Entrepreneurs of Knoxville
1202 Kenesaw Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-484-6481
www.entrepreneurialcollective.com; www.eokhq.com
info@eokhq.com
Peer education and support for local entrepreneurs
Leonard Knight
President
Greater Knoxville SCORE
412 N. Cedar Bluff Road, Ste. 450
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-692-0716
http://scoreknox.org
counseling@scoreknox.org
Free consulting with small businesses through peer counseling from experienced business leaders; workshops, articles & research
Marc Brashares
Dan Clifton
Co-chairs
Knoxville Entrepreneur Center
17 Market Square, Ste. 101
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-282-4322
www.knoxec.com
Business accelerator offering mentoring & training for aspiring entrepreneurs, CO.STARTERS business development program
Jim Biggs
Executive director
Referral Excellence Organization5
P.O. Box 10552
Knoxville, TN 37939
www.reomeetings.com
Small-group networking and referral organization
Raeus Cannon
CEO
StartUp Tennessee
105 Broadway, Ste. 200
Nashville, TN 37201
615-800-3510
www.startuptn.com
Business accelerator that connects startup companies with advisers, investors, service providers and government organizations
Michael Burcham
President
Technology2020
1020 Commerce Park Drive
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-220-2020
www.tech2020.org
Regional Venture Development Organization offering business counseling, research resources, networking
Dr. Kevin Kragenbrink
President, CEO
The Legacy Centre for Family Business and Entrepreneurship
6312 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-386-6248
www.tnlegacy.com
Mentoring, educational seminars, peer advisory group program for family-owned businesses
Cindy Seaver
Ed Seaver
President
Director

Raising Capital/ Managing Finances
Angel Capital Group
1204 Kenesaw Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-272-9677
http://theangelcapitalgroup.com
info@angelcapitalgr.com
Network that matches angel investors with Tennessee entrepreneurs
Eric Dobson
Leo Knight
CEO
President, Knoxville chapter
Meritus Ventures
1020 Commerce Park Drive
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-220-1715
www.meritusventures.com
questions@meritusventures.com
Venture capital fund investing in companies in primarily rural areas of central and southern Appalachia, Rural Business Investment Company
Grady Vanderhoofven
Fund manager
Southern Appalachian Fund
1020 Commerce Park Drive
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-220-1715
www.southappfund.com
info@southappfund.com
Venture capital fund providing investments and operational assistance to qualifying businesses in southern Appalachia; New Markets Venture Capital Company
Ray Moncrief
President, fund manager
TNInvestco
312 Rose L. Parks Ave.
Nashville, TN 37243
615-741-9301
www.tn.gov/ecd/section/tninvestco
lamont.price@tn.gov
Allocates capital funds for Tennessee startups that demonstrate potential for high growth
Lamont Price
Director

Research
East Tenn. Economic Development Agency
10215 Technology Drive, Ste. 202
Knoxville, TN 37932
865-777-3833
www.eteda.org
Business recruitment services, economic & demographic research
Allen Neel
President, CEO
Tenn. Dept. of Commerce and Insurance
500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243
615-741-2241
www.tn.gov/commerce
ask.tdci@tn.gov
Information on regulatory boards, business insurance
Julie Mix McPeak
Commissioner
Tenn. Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development
220 French Landing Drive
Nashville, TN 37243
844-224-5818
www.tn.gov/workforce
Information on starting a business, Employer Handbook, information on employee training, local economic research
Burns Phillips
Commissioner
University of Tennessee Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
418 Haslam Business Building
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-5126
http://andersoncei.utk.edu
acei@utk.edu
Programs and research to support entrepreneurship
Lynn Youngs
Executive director
University of Tennessee Center for Business and Economic Research
916 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-5441
http://cber. utk.edu
cberweb@utk.edu
Economic and demographic research on the state of Tennessee
Willliam F. Fox
CBER Director
University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services
105 Student Services Bldg.
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-2249
https://cis.tennessee.edu
tmep@tennessee.edu
Consulting, training and research for the manufacturing industry
Jim Slizewski
Regional manager
University of Tennessee Social Work Office of Research & Public Service
600 Henley Street, Ste. B80
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-6015
www.sworps.tennessee.edu/
Data collection & analysis, custom software development, survey & focus groups, employee evaluations & training
Maryanne Cunningham
Interim director
1 Oak Ridge office: 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike; 2 Oak Ridge office: 865-483-2668; 3 Oak Ridge office: Jutta Bangs, Director; 4 Also 4125 Greenway Drive, GRN 1D, Knoxville, 865-673-2289; 5 Formerly Referral Exchange Organization
Source: State and local organization websites. NA=not applicable or not available.This list and other Knoxville-area market data are available as Excel spreadsheets at www.knoxvillebiz.com. If you notice an error or omission, please contact Angela Akers at 865-342-6424 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.

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