Inadequate access to capital is a significant hurdle to overcome. However, early stage businesses especially face many unique challenges and opportunities which require strategic planning and solid execution. So in addition to helping businesses bridge financing gaps, we provide them with support through our Technical Assistance Program.
We also have a comprehensive referral network of diverse technical assistance providers who specialize in helping businesses understand and prepare for the process of successfully applying for debt financing. An appropriate referral is made when we recognize that a business owner can benefit from the support provided by one of these organizations. These providers include Biz Foundry, CO.LAB, Invest Atlanta, LaunchTN, Pathway, SCORE, SBA’s Small Business Development Centers, SCORE, the Southeast Tennessee Development District, and many others.