Owning a business is both exciting and intimidating; but you have lots of support. Find resources to help you make decisions on starting or growing your enterprise. Browse these tools, then contact your SCORE mentor to get help putting your ideas into action.

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Business Cards

Your business card is part of your showmanship and is one of the first things about you that your prospect gets to see. Basic Purpose of Your Business Card Read more

Business Marketing

Marketing (as defined by the American Marketing Association) is the process of planning and executing the conception, pricing, promotion and distribution of ideas, goods, services Read more


If your small business is interested in selling to the government, check out the Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP), a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Read more

Media Contacts

Newspapers & Journals 865 area codes unless otherwise noted  Akins Public Strategies Darrell Akins2607 Kingston PikeKnoxville, TN 37919637-0251 Fax 637-0254  Read more

Marketing Strategies

Marketing entails a combination of market analysis and marketing strategy. Analysis gathers knowledge of customers and competition in your marketable area. Read more