Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

To increase your odds of a successful business startup, download this step-by-step business plan template you can use to plan for your new business. Read more


Startup Expenses

Nearly everyone who has ever started a business has underestimated the costs, and then faced the danger of running with inadequate capital reserves. The key to avoiding this... Read more

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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Module 1 - Startup Basics

If you’re thinking about starting your own business, this module will teach you the basics. You will learn whether business ownership is right for you. Read more

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Financial Record Keeping

Your vision for your business success should include a smooth, efficient process for handling all of the necessary financial record keeping and tax reporting responsibilities of... Read more

Tennessee Requirements

Starting your own business can be a daunting experience. In addition to planning your business activities, you need to be in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations... Read more

Rough Cut Feasibility Study for New Business

Introduction: In order to establish the feasibility of a business, a complete business plan, with financial projections for at least 3 years, needs to be formulated. But first, do... Read more

Before you Start Your Business

One of the fundamental requirements for starting a business is a business plan. Most if not all funding sources, banks, venture capital firms and/or angel investors require a... Read more

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Library of Business Articles Resource Page

Click the button above to go to the Library of Business Articles page. Read more

Business Licenses

Clients living in Tennessee cities need to determine if they need a city business license in addition to obtaining a license from the county in which their business is located.... Read more

Handbook For Employers

From the Tennessee Department of Employment Security This handbooks covers:  Applying for an Employer Account Number Liability   Who are employees?  Premium and taxes (Including... Read more

The Three Phases Of Forming A Business

There are three natural and essential phases to go through when trying to decide whether to form a business. You might refer to them as: (In the business world they are called)... Read more

Your Business License

Tennessee law requires businesses to have a business license issued by local government, except Businesses located in the counties of Clay, Claiborne, and Morgan which do not... Read more

Free Assistance

Export Assistance East Tennessee International Commercial Council Telephone: (865) 974-6110 International Trade Center Telephone: (865) 632-2990 U. S. Department of Commerce -... Read more


Since one mistake is usually enough to bring down a business, do your best to avoid these ten mistakes. 1. Start a business with partners and associates with no form al written... Read more