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Research for Business Planning
Start Date: 11/15/2012Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Date: 11/15/2012End Time: 11:00 AM

Event Description
Research for Business Planning will include a discussion of the different methods of research (quantitative versus qualitative) and the two types of data (primary versus secondary). Various local, state, and federal agencies that provide data to be used by attendees in planning the expansion or start-up of a business in Tennessee will be identified. Included data sites are the US Census Bureau, Tennessee Department of Revenue, and several other state and federal sources. The discussion will also include fee -based resources that are offered to TSBDC clients at no charge. This includes ProfitCents, a financial analysis program that will provide clients a written analysis of their financial strengths and weaknesses and recommendations for corrective action. Also discussed with be Reference USA an excellent marketing tool for the identification of prospective business customers and competitor analysis. There is a $10 fee for this workshop that covers the cost of handout materials and a CD that included “Clickable Links” to the data sources. Speaker(s): Dr. Bob Justice Special Notice: Due to the possibility of inclement weather, TSBDC workshops will be cancelled if Washington County, TN schools are closed on the day of the scheduled workshop. Fee: $ 10.00 cash or check made payable to TSBDC at ETSU accepted at the door Please call 423-439-8505 or click the link below to register (you will be redirected to our TSBDC website: https://www.tsbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=10320114
Location Information:
ETSU Main Campus - Innovation Lab
Contact Information:
Name: Teresa Shipley
Phone: 423-439-8505
Email: shipleyth@etsu.edu
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