Today’s businesses are operating in a highly competitive environment. Many small business owners need to develop the necessary skills and/or the management expertise to successfully compete and plan for the future growth of their company.
The City of Memphis Entrepreneurs Network Center (ENC), our One-Stop-Shop, provides entrepreneurs and small businesses in Memphis with training, one-on-one counseling and information to assist in their success.
Need help to grow your business? The ENC is committed to being your #1 resource for small business development. As a part of our One-Stop-Shop service delivery, we have published a Business Resource Guide containing information on other business resource providers available to you.
Additionally, the ENC serves as a central point for businesses seeking data and financial resources from public and private entities. Seminars, training sessions and workshops are held throughout the year covering various topics How to Start A Business, How to Develop a Business Plan, Basic Accounting for Small Businesses, Tax Preparation, Cash Flow Analysis and Marketing and Advertising.
Other Resource Providers
Other resource providers are available on premise at the Entrepreneurs Network Center to offer counseling, financing options, special training, seminars and other technical assistance programs.
- Small Business Administration
The SBA helps entrepreneurs and existing owners to start, build, or grow their businesses. For details on all SBA programs and services, which include information on financing, loan applications, government regulations and licensing, please visit the website at https://www.sba.gov, or call the Tennessee District Office at (615) 736-5881.
- Tennessee Small Business Development Center
Provides counseling, business planning and marketing assistance, training and cash flow analysis to start-up entrepreneurs and existing business owners. TSBDC is a network of professional business consultants that prides itself on providing expert business advice to all types of businesses. There is no charge for counseling. For more information visit www.tsbdc.org.
- Black Business Association
The BBA is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation established in 1974 and is the largest trade association of its kind in the Mid-South. BBA members all unite behind a single goal of empowerment through entrepreneurship and improvement of business and growth opportunities for minority and women owned businesses. Primary services include “one on one” sales and marketing consulting. For more detailed information please visit www.bbamemphis.com.
- Memphis Area Minority Contractor’s Association
Established in 1974 to assist minority and women contractors in the greater Memphis area. MAMCA’s goal is to bring contractors together for a brighter future. Technical assistance, training, access to plans and support are offered in all phases of construction. For more detailed information visit www.memphisminoritycontractors.com
- Operation Hope
Operation Hope offers tangible programs and initiatives that address these problems, establishes audacious long-term goals for improvement, creates and tracks key performance indicators to measure their progress, and then takes the lead in raising awareness, lobbying for change, rallying support and building coalitions to work towards eliminating these issues.
ENC Operations Unit