KOSBE Conducting a Regional Survey of Women Business Owners and Professional Women

November 06, 2012

KINGSPORT, Tenn. — The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce and Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE) is conducting an anonymous survey of women business owners and professional women in preparation for future programming. The survey is open to women small business owners and entrepreneurs, and professional women throughout the Northeast Tennessee region.

When asked why this survey is important to women, KOSBE Executive Director Aundrea Y. Wilcox said, “Whether they are a professional woman or own a small business now (or are considering starting a small business enterprise in the future), it is important for us to gain a clear understanding of the constraints and needs of women business owners, female entrepreneurs and professional women in Northeast Tennessee. Wide participation in this assessment is critical to documenting the need for women's services and programs in Tri-Cities Tennessee.”

Women can complete the survey now by visiting http://ow.ly/evPk2 online.

The survey is for market research purposes only. Individual responses are confidential and anonymous. Final aggregate results will be presented at the upcoming Professional Women’s Network lunch meeting on Tuesday, December 4th at 11:30 a.m. at the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce (Eastman Board Room).

To become a member of the future Tri Cities Regional Women's Business Summit Steering Committee, please contact Aundrea Wilcox, Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE) Executive Director, at (423) 392-8801.

For more information about KOSBE, visit http://www.kosbe.org.

It is the intent of KOSBE to be the go-to organization in the Tri-Cities for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to start or grow their businesses, by creating and developing the right tools and resources and cultivating the right partnerships. KOSBE is a program of the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce and an affiliate of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at East Tennessee State University.

The cooperative agreement between KOSBE and East Tennessee State University is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services. SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Additional funding is provided by the Tennessee Board of Regents and the state of Tennessee.