TTU’s Center for Small Business Excellence launches Train4Excellence program

Posted by Lori Shull - Monday, September 10 2012

If you are thinking of starting your own business, there is a lot you need to know. A free seminar that will be presented this month by the Center for Small Business Excellence at Tennessee Tech University will help get you headed in the right direction.

“So, You Want to Start a Business?” is the title of the seminar being presented from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, on TTU’s campus in Johnson Hall room 411 located on Peachtree Avenue in Cookeville, Tenn. This will be the first seminar in the CSBE’s Train4Excellence program, which will include topics such as social media, QuickBooks and more.

Led by Jen Dangelo, director of the Center for Small Business Excellence, the seminar will address topics of interest to potential entrepreneurs and new small business owners.

Those topics include business startup basics, business structures, challenges for startups, business planning, cash needs, financing options and more.

Admission is free, but registration is required and can be done online at or by calling (931) 372-3648.

The CSBE is a community outreach initiative of TTU’s College of Business, and it is a partner to the Tennessee Small Business Development Center network that operates statewide to assist the small business sector by providing free counseling to potential entrepreneurs and small business owners.

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Tennessee Board of Regents, and the state of Tennessee. The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of the co-sponsors or participants’ opinions, findings, recommendations, products or services. All TSBDC programs are non-discriminatory. Arrangements for persons with disabilities can be provided, where possible with advance notice.