Tools & Resources
Whether you are looking to start a new business or grow an existing one, we have a plethora of resources to help you be successful. As the Kingsport Affiliate Office of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at East Tennessee State University, KOSBE has access to the following tools to benefit you.
If you can't find what you are looking for, we still want to help so give us a call.
ReferenceUSAGov is the premier reference and research database for government agencies. ReferenceUSAGov gives you the flexibility to choose from hundreds of individual, geographic or neighborhood data selections and makes it easier than ever to conduct research on more than 49 million companies and 281 million residents.
ProfitCents by Sageworks
ProfitCents helps you generate more cash and improve financial performance; differentiate your firm with industry specific benchmarking KPIs and narrative reports; benchmark your business with the largest database of private company financial data; and streamline audits and reviews with preliminary analytics and documented expected value calculations.
GrowthWheel®is a toolbox for Decision-making in startup and growth companies. It helps entrepreneurs and business advisors Get Focus, Set Agenda, Make Decisions, and Take Action.
SBDCNet National Information Clearinghouse
SBDCNetproduces a broad range of financial, market and demographic research reports customized to your industry and geographic location. In addition to supporting small business entrepreneurs, SBDCNet also offers an array of products and services to support small to mid-size community development.
Small Business Survival Training
This training consists of fourteen modules designed to help start‐up and existing businesses expand their knowledge of business topics. Each module has PDF documents with written content, voice‐narrated PowerPoint presentations, and video clips from professionals, educators, and entrepreneurs.
Zoom Online Meetings
Now you can meet with us by screen (in the convenience of your home of business) using your camera-enabled computer, iPad, or iPhone. ZOOM also works on an Android device. We recommend you go ahead and establish a free ZOOM account for future use, if this option is of any interest to you. To create a free account with ZOOM, visit: https://zoom.us/pricing. We have already done this with several clients and it is a timesaver, easy-to-use, and quite fun actually.
With LivePlan, you can complete a full business plan in half the time—with twice the impact. Receive step-by-step instructions once you log into LivePlan. Your business planning process is made easy with prompts, definitions, videos, examples, and text tutorials built right in.
Make your next appointment with us hassle-free. Acuity Scheduling is an easy-to-use and user friendly scheduling solution which allows you to quickly view real-time availability, and book your appointment accordingly.
The business hasn't taken its first breath yet; it's just an idea in the first of seven stages of life.
A small business is born, but hasn't operated more than three years.
Your business has been open more than three years, and has an established customer base and steady profit.