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Promoting entrepreneurship and small business development is a growing strategy for job creation and economic development in Tennessee communities. The one-and-a-half day Tennessee Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Course will explore the economic impact of small businesses on local and regional economies; needs of entrepreneurs and small businesses and available resources to assist them; effective networks and strategies to support entrepreneurship and small business development.
The class is one of a series of economic development courses, provided by UT Center for Industrial Services (CIS), designed to share best practices and trends with Tennessee’s economic development practitioners, private industry leaders, community leaders and elected officials.
Next Course Date and Location Will Be Announced in 2019
Registration: $395 | Early Registration: $345 (Date TBD)
The registration fee covers course materials, instruction, selected meals and refreshment breaks. It does not cover hotel and other travel expenses.
Registration is limited to 35 participants and is filled on a first come-first served basis.
Meals provided: Day 1- lunch; Day 2- breakfast
If you need assistance accessing your account, please contact Carol Jones at 615-253-6371 or Carol.Jones@tennesseee.edu
You may also register by submitting a Course Registration Form by email.
Payment needs to reach our office two weeks prior to the class. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations one week or less prior to the first date of class, but credit may be applied towards another UT CIS course.
A limited number of scholarships are available to course participants from Tennessee. Applications for scholarships can be downloaded here Scholarship Application.
Scholarships cover $270 of the $345 course tuition cost, and do not include hotel, travel or meals. Scholarship recipients will be required to pay $75 of the tuition cost, which will not be refundable should the participant withdraw from the course. Applications must be received by (TBA) to be considered for a scholarship.
The attire for the course is business casual.
Mo Collins is a New Economy specialist with expertise in workforce development, technology innovation, and entrepreneurship. She speaks throughout the United States and Canada.
Collins served in progressive, senior-level roles at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) between 1997 and 2014. She raised more than $1M annually to support a wide array of outreach programs serving business and industry.
Many of these innovative programs have been scaled and licensed outside of Iowa, earning personal and professional awards from the International Economic Development Council (2014), the University Economic Development Association (2010, 2014), the Technology Association of Iowa, the Midwest Economic Development Council, and the Association of Small Business Development Centers (2010, 2012).
Collins speaks regularly throughout the United States and Canada. Since 2010, she has trained and published for the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Institute (EDI) and a number of universities. She is a top tier trainer with these organizations, providing insight and bold approaches to solving tough problems in economic and community development.