The Biz Foundry is the hub of entrepreneurship in the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee. As a non-profit organization, we offer the entrepreneur community a centralized place to get access to free and affordable business support services needed to succeed.
We’ve found that entrepreneurs often struggle with finding the right answers to their questions and solutions to their challenges. Many aren’t sure who to turn to and simply default to asking friends and family. This tends to lead to unsound business decisions at best and the business failing at worst.
Meeting Entrepreneur Needs
When you don’t yet have a team of professionals to advise you and you know family and friends have the best intentions, but don’t know business, it’s time to find expert business advice. And that’s where we come in!
We’re here to help eliminate the confusion, overwhelm and frustration of starting and growing a business. The truth is, success doesn’t happen alone, you need a team. The Biz Foundry offers valuable business support services to businesses of all stages and sizes to help make your entrepreneurial journey a success.
Business Support Services
From business coaching to workshops, we offer a variety of business support services to meet your needs.
Our Knowledge Center is a compilation of all the blog posts written by The Biz Foundry team and associates. You’ll find information on everything from Marketing to Finance. The Knowledge Center is organized by category making it easier for you to find what you are looking for.
The Biz Foundry Resource Library is full of videos, links and downloads to guide you through the various stages of your entrepreneurial journey. Whether you are looking to learn the basics of business accounting or where to register your business with the State of Tennessee – you’ll find it all here!
Our most utilized business support service is our business coaching. We offer free business coaching to business owners at all stages whose business operates in the Upper Cumberland region. It all starts with the Start Here Business Consultation where we learn about your business and vision. Then we work with you to set a few goals to move you forward.
Business Coaching is milestone based. Meaning once you complete your “homework”, you’re welcome to book follow-up sessions to keep the progress coming.
Our Community Event calendar is full of monthly events designed to help you learn and connect with the entrepreneurial community here in the Upper Cumberland. From Powered By Her Lunch and Learns to Networking Happy Hours and more, we invite you to come be part of the community and watch your network and business grow.
One of our goals is to equip you with the tools you need to succeed and we do that through education. Our workshops are designed to teach you the skills necessary to manage various aspects of your business. Not all new entrepreneurs have the funds and resources to hire everything out, so we’re here to help you DIY it like a pro!
The Biz Foundry’s flagship program is Start Up Your Startup. It is a 4-week in-person course for aspiring entrepreneurs. You’ll learn all the nuts and bolts needed to take you from idea to launch! Gain access to legal, accounting, insurance and marketing experts. Plus, get the support and collaboration of working in a team environment.
Entrepreneur Support Professionals List
Finding quality professionals to help you get things done isn’t easy. As any entrepreneur will tell you, it takes some trial and error. Sometimes you find yourself hiring an expert, only to find they didn’t have the skills you needed and you’re back to finding someone new. We’re here to help you hire the right pros the first time. Our list of vetted professionals includes lawyers, accountants, insurance agents and more that we’ve personally worked with and can refer you to with confidence.
We’re also always looking for new professionals to add to your list. So, if you’re in the business of helping other businesses, please feel free to submit an application to our Entrepreneur Support Professionals Network list.
It takes a village
Becoming a successful entrepreneur takes a lot of learning, research, resources and a team. Getting access to the proper knowledge, resources and professionals doesn’t have to be difficult or costly. The Biz Foundry is your one-stop shop to all the business support services you deserve and need to succeed.