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Additional Speakers; Free Small Business Inventory Control Class - Prevent Retail Theft


Additional Speakers have been added. A free Small Business Inventory Control Class – Prevent Retail Theft on Tuesday, March 20 from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education, 300 W. Market Street, Room #130, downtown Kingsport.

Kingsport, TN, March 01, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Additional Speakers have been added.

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at ETSU and the Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE) will host a free Small Business Inventory Control Class – Prevent Retail Theft on Tuesday, March 20 from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education, 300 W. Market Street, Room #130, downtown Kingsport.

The workshop is offered free of cost, but registration is required.

“According to the latest loss prevention studies, theft and fraud can take as much as ten percent out of every sales dollar,” said Aundrea Wilcox, senior business counselor with the Tennessee Business Development Center at East Tennessee State University Kingsport Affiliate Office and executive director of KOSBE. “So, if your business does $1 million in sales throughout the year, on average your business could lose $100,000 to business theft—even if you have no physical merchandise available to the public and no face-to-face cash transactions.”

This course for startups as well as existing established businesses covers internal theft as well as consumer shoplifting, whether you have a retail store, restaurant, bar, or you’re operating an e-commerce web site. No matter what type of business you run, you should be concerned with loss prevention and inventory control.

The course will provide solutions to identifying problems and minimizing losses than can put you out of business sooner than you think.
Presenters include: Aundrea Wilcox, senior business counselor with the Tennessee Business Development Center at East Tennessee State University Kingsport Affiliate Office and executive director of KOSBE; Corporal Thomas Wayt Jr. of the Kingsport Police Department; Jeff Hostetler and Eric McGlothlin of Tele-Optics, Inc., a premier networking and telecommunications infrastructure corporation.
The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Advanced registration is required and must be received by March 19, 2012. Anyone interested can register online at kosbe.org or call (423) 392-8825 for more information.

It is the intent of KOSBE to be the go-to organization in the Tri-Cities for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to start or grow their businesses, by creating and developing the right tools and resources and cultivating the right partnerships. In partnership with Tennessee Small Business Development Centers (TSBDC) at ETSU, KOSBE can more effectively serve the needs of entrepreneurs and small businesses. For a complete listing of services, tools and resources, visit kosbe.org.

The cooperative agreement between KOSBE and East Tennessee State University is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services. SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Additional funding is provided by the Tennessee Board of Regents and the state of Tennessee.

To schedule your free confidential counseling appointment in a private setting by TSBDC-certified counselors in person, online by phone or e-mail call Marybeth McLain at (423) 392.8825 or e-mail, mmclain@kosbe.org.

For more information about the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at ETSU Kingsport Affiliate Office and your Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE), visit tsbdc.org and kosbe.org or call (423) 392.8825. We’re social too; follow us on Facebook, Kosbe – The Small Business Connection, Twitter, @KOSBEConnection, LinkedIn group, KOSBE - The Small Business Connection and our YouTube Channel, KOSBEConnection.
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Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship KOSBE
Marybeth McLain, Small Business Services Marketing Manager
(423) 392.8811
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www.kosbe.org

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