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Small Business & Entrepreneurial Support

The business culture of Sullivan County, Tennessee is a culture of entrepreneurship.  Sullivan County is home to many small businesses and entrepreneurial endeavors.  If you are interested in small business and/or entrepreneurial support, please contact one of our partners listed below.




AccelNow provides free and low cost programs and services to entrepreneurs in the eight county Northeast Tennessee region.  All entrepreneurs are invited to join the AccelNow community.  A variety of programs and services are provided to meet the needs to entrepreneurs at different stages of development, from those who are interested in learning what it means to be an entrepreneur, to those with viable business models looking to connect with local investors, to existing businesses who need assistance taking their business to the next level.

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Bristol Business Resource Center

The Bristol Business Resource Center, a program of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce, offers a full range of services to assist new and existing businesses.  The BEC offers individual counseling as well as group training sessions.  All resources are made available at no cost to the client, and all information is held in strict confidence.


Holston Business Development Center

 Holston Business Development Center is a business incubator that helps business startups become a reality by offering business suites on a Progressive Rent Scale with many amenities included.  HBDC also provides small business counseling.

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Kingsport Office of Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship (KOSBE) / Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at Kingsport Affiliate Office

KOSBE is a technical assistance provider offering assistance including but not limited to:  forming a business, writing and reviewing a business plan, obtaining capital for start-up or expansion, pursuing government contracts, analyzing financial and management performance, proving business case, developing existing and new business, and planning for succession.  These services are free and confidential.  KOSBE also offers frequent small business training opportunities.


Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at Johnson City | ETSU Center

TSBDC at ETSU provides a myriad of services for small business owners and entrepreneurs to take advantage of, including free confidential counseling, as well as training seminars on many business related topics.  TSBDC prides itself on commitment to quality and confidentiality, in addition to upholding a reputation of producing demonstrable results for the communities served.

Our Community

Sullivan County, Tennessee is home to companies and attractions known around the world.  Browse our website to learn all the reasons you should join Eastman, Bell, Domtar, Teleperformance, Home Shopping Network, Bristol Motor Speedway, and many others by locating a facility in Sullivan County!


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PO Box 747, Blountville, TN 37617

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