KOSBE Offers Two GrowthWheel® Introduction Trainings

February 19, 2015

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Small Business Development Center ETSU – Kingsport Affiliate will lead two GrowthWheel® Introduction Trainings. The events are co-sponsored by the Kingsport Office of Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship (KOSBE), and your Kingsport Chamber of Commerce.

GrowthWheel® Introduction Training will be offered on Thursday, February 26, from 1-3 PM, at the Rogersville/Hawkins County Chamber of Commerce. This is a free training.

A second GrowthWheel® Introduction Training will be offered on Thursday, March 5, from 9-11 AM, at your Kingsport Chamber of Commerce. This is a free training.

The GrowthWheel® is a new business tool for decision making. It offers small business owners and entrepreneurs a way to view their business holistically. GrowthWheel® helps entrepreneurs get focused, set an agenda, and take steps to grow.

Participants of these trainings should expect to gain a 360° perspective of their business through the completion of a simple, action oriented process. Areas of focus will include creating an attractive business concept, building a strong organization behind the concept, developing lasting client relations, and doing so while maintaining profitable operations.

Both workshops will be led by Aundrea Y. Wilcox, KOSBE Executive Director and Senior Business Counselor for the SBDC at ETSU Kingsport Affiliate Office. Wilcox is also certified as a GrowthWheel® Instructor.

“GrowthWheel® is a great tool for businesses of any size, in any industry, at any stage of development, but is especially useful to existing businesses,” said Wilcox. “The reason for this is that existing businesses have some history and experiences that make GrowthWheel® more meaningful. I really would like to see our well established businesses take advantage of these trainings and make their old business new again.”

There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required. Please R.S.V.P. online for the Rogersville training at http://bit.ly/15xQtae, the Kingsport training at http://bit.ly/1ENpdRn, or by contacting Dana Glenn, who can be reached at 423.392.8825 or dglenn@tsbdc.org.

Appalachian Power’s EDGE Grant Program for business retention and expansion supports the GrowthWheel® training offered through KOSBE. KOSBE was one of eight localities and nonprofits that received EDGE Grant funding.

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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.