Training Resources for Local Entrepreneur and Small Business Development Programs 

South Central Opportunities Promoting Entrepreneurs (SCOPE) Network

Jan. 24, 2020, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Columbia State Community College

Lawrence Campus,1620 Springer Road, Lawrenceburg Tennessee 38464

South Central Tennessee Development District  Entrepreneur and Small Business Development Network Workshop

9 a.m.          Coffee, Networking and Check-in 

9:30 a.m.     Welcome & Introductions                                                                                                                                           

9:35 a.m.     Driving Innovation Training & Workshop Details, Allison Ready-Wolfe

10:30 a.m.   Driving Innovation South Central Requests & Reservations – Spring 2020, Allison Ready-Wolfe

10:45 a.m.    Break

11 a.m.         CO-STARTERS Overview & Business Canvas Workshops, Allison Ready-Wolfe, Bridget Jones, Lorie Fisher

12:15 p.m.    Lunch

12:45 p.m.    Pathway Women’s Business Center: BlueSky Workshops, Discover & Embark Cohorts, Mentoring, CEO Roundtables & Reporting, Leslie Hayes, Mason Worthington, Jarlecia Jones

1:45 p.m.       Break         

2 p.m.            TNECD BERO Sponsored Training Programs, Wisty Pender

  • Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, Maker Movement & ETSY Workshops; Biz Foundry Cookeville; Coding Camps & Other BIZ Workshops; the CO Jackson; DEV Catalyst High School Program

2:30 p.m.       Tennessee SmartStart™ Communities Designation, South Central Requests & Scheduling – Spring 2020, Wisty Pender, Bridget Jones, Nancy Williams

2:45 p.m.      What’s Next for the SCOPE Network?

  • Local Project Team Assignment: Identifying Your Training Resources and Services
  • Local Assess and Plan Mid-point Update Sessions – February, March, April, 2020
  • TN Placemakers Entrepreneurship Fund & USDA RD RBDG Spring Deadlines – March, 2020
  • March, 2020 SCOPE Network Workshop – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Date & Location TBA
  • TOPIC: SBA and USDA RD Rural Road Show South Central – Technical Assistance and Lenders   

3 p.m.      Wrap-up & Adjourn