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Lawson McGhee Library

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Lawson McGhee Library  500 West Church Street Knoxville, TN  37902 (865) 215-8722    Starting and Operating a Business  Don’t forget the library when you’re in the initial phase... Read more
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Additional Resources

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In addition to the handouts provided on this web site, the Greater Knoxville SCORE office at 530 South Gay Street, Suite 224, has the following resource materials:  These are... Read more
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Catalog of Federal Assistance

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance is a government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities that... Read more
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SBIR

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Research (SBIR) Program SBIR is a highly competitive program that encourages small business to explore their technological potential, and provides incentive for them to profit... Read more
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Business Loan Options

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The Federal Small Business Administration (SBA) does not directly fund loans. They are a government agency guarantor for loans that are made by the lending agency. This allows... Read more
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Loan Qualification

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Can I Qualify for a Loan? Whether you’re applying for a micro-loan, SBA loan, or traditional bank loan, there are factors that improve your ability to obtain financing. Do you... Read more
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Credit Scoring

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Understanding “Credit Scoring” Credit scoring is a system used by banks and other lending institutions to help them determine whether to give you credit. Under this system, a... Read more
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ABCs of Borrowing

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All businesses, no matter what size, need to raise money at some time. Small business owners may be able to dip into their personal savings or borrow money from friends. More... Read more
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PASS

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PASS and PESS are SSI work incentives — rules that determine how your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will be affected when you prepare for and go to work. They are... Read more
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Vocational Rehabilitation

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Start-up business funding is available for handicapped individuals. The process is time consuming and lengthy. To obtain vocational rehabilitation funding the individual must:... Read more
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Loan Assessment

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Business LoansFrom the Bank’s Viewpoint If you’re considering borrowing money from a bank to start your business , it’s important to remember that the bank is a business too. Like... Read more
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Borrowing Money

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If your credit is good and your business has a positive financial history or as a startup you have a sound business plan... Banks are anxious to have you as a borrower, so don’t... Read more

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