Tennessee Business Matchmaking is a program of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development that provides Tennessee’s small, minority- and women-owned businesses a cost-effective way to learn about existing procurement opportunities with public and private entities.
Since April 2006, BERO has hosted six Tennessee Business Matchmaking events in Johnson City, Knoxville, Nashville, Franklin, Jackson and Memphis, at which more than 3,277 one-on-one business appointments were held between 904 small businesses and 286 procurement officials. In 2009, ECD partnered with the Small Business Administration to provide a six-month webinar series. One hundred and seventy-eight business owners and entrepreneurs participated in the free series to learn about procurement opportunities with large organizations, including the State of Tennessee, the federal government, Oak Ridge National Laboratories, B&W Y-12, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and the Tennessee Department of Transportation. The recorded webinars are available for download at the links below. The new series of events during 2010-2011 will be industry specific. Check back regularly for updates.
2009 Webinar Series*
How to Do Business with the State of Tennessee
How to Do Business with the Federal Government
Doing Business with Oak Ridge National Laboratories
Doing Business with B&W Y-12
Doing Business with BlueCross BlueShield of TN
Doing Business with TDOT
*Click on the webinar title to view the recording