May 07, 2014

Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE) News Release

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Dana Glenn
Administrative & Marketing Coordinator, KOSBE
Kingsport Chamber of Commerce
Ph: (423) 392-8825


KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Joint Speakers Bureau, comprised of Kingsport Office of Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship (KOSBE), your Kingsport Chamber of Commerce and Small Business Development Center ETSU – Kingsport Affiliate, will host “Boost Your Credit Score in 2014”, Thursday, May 22, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at your Kingsport Chamber of Commerce.

The training is open to any individuals interested in learning the ins-and-outs of boosting their credit score, as a positive credit score is necessary to receive small business capital. Attendees should expect to gain an understanding of what goes into a credit score and how it impacts them, how to read their credit report, how lenders view their credit score, how to maximize their credit score, how to maintain and restore their credit effectively, and how to eliminate high-interest-rate credit card debt.

This training is presented by Candy Craig, Executive Director of Community Development for Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union.

“Many of us want to take advantage of flexibility in our spending plans by using credit. When used wisely, credit can be a great tool,” explains Candy Craig. “You’ll learn the benefits of credit, considerations before applying for credit, methods to establish and re-establish credit, strategies to minimize the cost of credit, ways to use credit wisely, the importance of keeping debt low, what to do with debt problems, how you can protect your credit history, among others.”

There is no cost, but pre-registration is required. Please R.S.V.P. online at http://bit.ly/1eoNmFm; or to Dana Glenn at 423.392.8825 or dglenn@kingsportchamber.org.

The Tennessee Small Business Development Centers Network, hosted by Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN, is an accredited member of the National Association of Small Business Development Centers and funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, participating universities and community colleges, and regional support partners. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA and other program sponsors. All information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. All information, events, and/or prices are subject to change or withdrawal. The Tennessee Small Business Development Centers Network shall not be held responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, or misprints. Please confirm the information with the listing party.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Dana Glenn at 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100, Kingsport, TN 37660 or at 423-392-8825.