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Entrepreneurs Directory
Services offered
Top executive

Business Plans & Startup Guides
Small Business Administration, Tenn. District
2 International Plaza Drive, Ste. 500
Nashville, TN 37217
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
Small Business and Startup Guide, Business Enterprise Resource Office, economic research
Randy Boyd
Tenn. Small Business Development Center
17 Market Square, Ste. 201 1
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-246-2663 2
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
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
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
Market intelligence, trade counseling, business matchmaking, advocacy/commercial diplomacy support
Robert Leach

Legal Matters
City of Knoxville Business License/Tax Office
400 Main St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Networking events, educational opportunities, technical assistance to Hispanic business owners
Rosa Mar
Knoxville Area Urban League
1514 E. 5th Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917
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
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
Peer education and support for local entrepreneurs
Leonard Knight
Greater Knoxville SCORE
412 N. Cedar Bluff Road, Ste. 450
Knoxville, TN 37923
Free consulting with small businesses through peer counseling from experienced business leaders; workshops, articles & research
Marc Brashares
Dan Clifton
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
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 If you notice an error or omission, please contact Angela Akers at 865-342-6424 or
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