For Immediate Release - Southwest Tennessee Community College

Date: March 21, 2012

TSBDC at Southwest Offering Dollars and Sense (Cents) Workshop to Help in Personal Finances

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at Southwest Tennessee Community College along with Cynthia Elliott, author of "ABC's That Make Cent$" is offering a free workshop to help families build wealth. The workshop will provide ways for attendees to manage their finances, enforce budgeting and saving, and set goals to building wealth. Elliott, the author and presenter, is an entrepreneur and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Tennessee. In addition, she has a MBA with a concentration in finance and previously published an article, "Cleaning up Credit Makes Loans More Attractive."

David Doyle, executive director of the TSBDC says, "Having solid personal finance skills is key to starting and successfully running your own business. This workshop will give you the tools to make that dream a reality." The workshop will be held on March 28, 6 p.m. at the Benjamin Hooks Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue.

TSBDC offers a wide array of additional comprehensive small business services that small business owners will find very valuable in the start-up, expansion, improvement and continued operation of their businesses:

Those interested may register at the TSBDC website, www.tsbdc.org. Website users may also have their business name and e-mail address added to the TSBDC database; receive a monthly newsletter with information relevant to businesses and industries, including workshop schedules; and arrange an appointment for counseling services.

TSBDC offices are located at the Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale Street, and at Southwest Tennessee Community College, 737 Union Ave., Parrish Bldg., Room 134. Those requiring additional information should contact Yolanda Handy at (901) 333-5085.

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For more information contact: Brenda J. Rayner, (901) 333-4247, bjrayner@southwest.tn.edu, Farris Bldg., Room 1002, 5983 Macon Cove, Memphis, TN 38134