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Tennessee Small Business Development Center at APSU hosts community workshop series

By: Elaina Russell May 8, 2024


The Tennessee Small Business Development Center hosts a workshop on teamwork and collaboration on April 30 in partnership with the APSU College of Business.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at Austin Peay State University (APSU) is hosting a series of free public workshops designed to help entrepreneurs and small business owners master the art of effective communication.

Dr. Melynda Conner, an instructor of business communication with the APSU College of Business, will lead each workshop from 8-9:30 a.m. at The Press. Upcoming workshop dates and topics include:

"Partnering with the TSBDC for the business communication workshops has been a fantastic experience," Conner said. "I truly enjoy working with Clarksville's ambitious and driven entrepreneurs. These workshops support their growth by providing tools and strategies for interacting with clients, customers, providers and team members.”

The partnership also allows the College of Business to positively impact the community beyond the classroom.

"The business communication seven-part series has been a tremendous workshop resource, said Liz Snodgrass, director of the TSBDC. "We're grateful to Dr. Conner for her willingness to transfer her knowledge on this very important topic."

Austin Peay’s TSBDC serves seven counties: Montgomery, Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Robertson and Stewart. It provides free virtual and in-person business consulting, training and resources to help business owners start, grow and sustain their businesses.

Last year, the center assisted 304 clients in achieving $2.4 million in new capital formation. As a result, 13 new businesses were launched, 91 local jobs were created or retained and 248 future and current small business owners received training. 

Workshops and webinars in various formats are available to assist busy entrepreneurs. Visit https://tsbdc.org/center/clarksville/ to learn more or register for an upcoming event.

For more information about the workshop series or the TSBDC, contact Snodgrass at lsnodgrass@tsbdc.org.