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UT Martin REED Center offers small business boot camp Tuesdays in September


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut

MARTIN, Tenn. – A four-week small business boot camp for aspiring entrepreneurs and new small business owners will be offered from 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays in September, at the University of Tennessee at Martin Regional Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Center. Course participation is $25 per person. There will be no class Sept. 8.

Participants will be introduced to a variety of topics, including how to write a business plan, business financing, how to pitch an idea to a lender and small business marketing strategies. Class members will also have the opportunity to speak with current small business owners about their personal experiences and receive legal and accounting information from licensed professionals.

“The small business boot camp was a very informative and enjoyable four-week experience,” said Paula Boucher, camp attendee. “It has given me even more motivation to begin my adventure into owning my own business.”

Registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis up until the first session. For more information or to register, contact the UT Martin REED Center at 731-587-7333 or register online at

The UT Martin REED Center is located at 406 South Lindell Street in Martin. The small business boot camp is co-sponsored by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center.



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