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Free Assistance

Export Assistance East Tennessee International Commercial Council Telephone: (865) 974-6110 International Trade Center Telephone: (865) 632-2990 Read more
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Lawson McGhee Library

Lawson McGhee Library  500 West Church Street Knoxville, TN  37902 (865) 215-8722    Starting and Operating a Business  Read more
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Additional Resources

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:  Read more
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Business Loan Options

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. Read more
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Loan Qualification

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. Read more
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ABCs of Borrowing

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. Read more
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PASS

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 des Read more
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Vocational Rehabilitation

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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