In 2004, the Kingsport Chamber and City of Kingsport jointly formed the Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE), to specifically nurture, counsel and encourage the continued robust growth and development of startups and existing small businesses in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Vision: Our desired future state

Our intent is to be the go-to organization in Kingsport for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to start or grow their business, by creating and developing the right tools and resources and cultivating the right partnerships.

Purpose: Why we exist

To help small business owners and entrepreneurs navigate the rough waters of small business ownership and management.

Mission: What we do

We are a technical assistance provider offering assistance including but not limited to: forming a business, how to write business plans, business plan reviews, obtaining capital for start-up or expansion, pursuing government contracts, analyzing financial and management performance, proving business case, developing existing and new business, and planning for succession.

Core Values: The shared beliefs that define our culture and foster loyalty

  • Respect
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Results
  • Continuing Education
  • Collaboration

Annual Report

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