FAQ

Get answers to your burning questions about The Biz Foundry.

The Biz Foundry is non-profit agency on a mission to give the Upper Cumberland expert business guidance and top-notch Coworking space. 

You can begin by booking a free Start Here meeting, attending an event and joining our mailing list. All of our Entrepreneur services are open to the public and you don’t need a Biz Foundry Coworking membership to take advantage of these services.

 

Thanks to state and local grants our business coaching and mentoring are completely free.  We just ask that you complete our Intake Form prior to starting so we can report necessary information needed to continue receiving grant funding.

Most of our events, workshops and programs are free.  Those that aren’t free are offered at an affordable rate thanks to grants from state and local agencies. 

You will begin by booking a free Start Here meeting with one of our coaches and completing our Intake Form. In this initial meeting we will learn more about where you are in your business, your vision for its future and then we’ll help you determine at least one goal or next step for growth. Following your initial meeting we will connect you with the resources, experts and tools you need to reach your goals. You can book a follow-up meeting to check-in with your coach on the progress you’ve made with your goals and milestones. We are also here to be a sounding board to support you through the ups & downs of business ownership.

We offer business coaching & mentoring, connection to industry experts (eg. accountants, lawyers, etc), educational workshops, networking events and business bootcamp programs.

Our flagship program Start Up Your Startup, is our 8 session business bootcamp that takes new entrepreneurs through in the ins & outs of turning their idea into a business. 

We also offer classes/workshops on topics like accounting, marketing, employee retention and more. Check our events calendar to see what we have coming up!

While we don’t offer funding, we can help you understand your funding options. We also have connections with the SBDC and UCDD’s Microloan program.

Coworking is when people assemble in a neutral space to work independently on different projects, or in groups on the same projects. It’s different than a typical office workspace because the people in a coworking environment generally aren’t working for the same company.

Coworking spaces offer the same amenities you would find in a traditional office, along with a lot more. A major differentiator is flexibility since you don’t need to sign a long-term lease in a coworking space

We offer a variety of coworking memberships to meet your needs and budget. Our communal Coworking memberships start at $39/month and private offices start at $319/month. All memberships are month-to-month so you can cancel anytime.

Visit our Coworking page to learn more.

Proximity is a technology platform that we use to manage our Coworking space and memberships. Using Proximity you can start and stop your membership, reserve conferences and gain keyless entry into our spaces if you have a membership that permits that feature.