Tullahoma Guide to Starting a Business

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Step 1: Create a Business Plan & Do a Needs Assessment

The business plan is the blueprint for your new venture. It acts as a guide, mapping out the course of your business. A solid business plan will help you reduce the risks commonly associated with starting a new business.

Evaluate your needs and location. Will you conduct your business out of your home? Will your new endeavor occupy an existing structure or will you build your own building? Are there available programs that can help your business get off on the right foot? These are key issues to research and questions to answer well in advance of starting a business venture.

Resources to Get You Started

Complete your profile at Tennessee Smart Start. Tennessee Smart Start will guide you through establishing your business and lead you to resources. This will give you a lot of assistance and list the local Small Business Office and SCORE Office.

You will also want to reach out to the Tullahoma Area Chamber of Commerce and the Tullahoma Area Economic Development Corporation (TAEDC), Executive Director, Winston Brooks, 931-247-1574 or wbrooks@tullahomatn.gov.