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KOSBE Offers Boot Camp for Construction Related Businesses

Kingsport, TN, February 22, 2018 --( The Small Business Development Center ETSU – Kingsport Affiliate Office will host Boot Camp for Construction Related Businesses on February 27 - 28, 2017 at your Kingsport Chamber. The training is co-sponsored by the Kingsport Office of Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship (KOSBE), The Contracting Coach/Builders Grid and Your Kingsport Chamber.

This two-day construction boot camp is for construction related businesses to brush up on technical skills, like estimating and bidding on jobs. In this boot camp, attendees will learn and implement proven systems to take charge of their field and project management operations and improve crew productivity. Attendees will learn how to develop accountable and responsible construction project team leaders, pro-actively communicate with field supervisors and foremen, and track field performance to achieve results. Attendees will also learn effective systems for all phases of their projects from job start-up through close-out , scheduling, budgeting, scorecard tracking, contract management, change orders, documentation, notices, submittals, crew meetings, turn-over from estimating to field, paperwork, project milestones, quality control, and completion. Learn to maximize crew efficiency, organize job sites, reduce downtime, and produce more in less time to finish projects on-time and under budget. This boot camp will be presented in a fast-paced interactive format.

The seminar will be led by Tony Booth, The Contracting Coach/Builders Grid. Tony turns ordinary construction companies into elite contracting organizations. In his 30-year construction career, he has owned and operated small business construction firms, worked for some of the largest contractors in the world, and assisted small contractors grow their firms into multi-million dollar operations. He has completed over $200 million in contracts for less than 10 repeat clients.
The co-sponsor(s) of this seminar are: Kingsport Chamber; Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE); Tennessee Small Business Development Center at ETSU; LiftTN - Tennessee Dept. of Economic & Community Development.

This is a free training, but pre-registration is required. Please RSVP online at or to Aditi Bhave at 423.392.8811 or

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.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact Aditi Bhave - 423.392.8825;; 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100, Kingsport, Tennessee 37660.

The Tennessee Small Business Development Centers Network, hosted by Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN, is an accredited member of the National Association of Small Business Development Centers and funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, participating universities and community colleges, and regional support partners. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA and other program sponsors. All information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. All information, events, and/or prices are subject to change or withdrawal. The Tennessee Small Business Development Centers Network shall not be held responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, or misprints. Please confirm the information with the listing party.
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Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE)
Aditi Bhave, Administrative and Project Coordinator
(423) 392.8811

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