Economic Development Programs

The Roots Collective Growth and Development Center

The Growth and Development Center is an entrepreneur center that provides educational resources such as but not limited to, business structure, branding, logo, web development, marketing, and social and financial capital.

The Growth and Development center also provides private offices and shared coworking space to small business owners. Community members can use the shared space to host workshops, seminars, host board/staff meetings, etc. Our space helps lessen the burden of small businesses by creating a platform where they can share operational resources, such as administrative assistants, printing services, and other overhead expenses.

To register for business workshops, reserve space, or rent office space please click here.

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Evolve Program

Evolve is a program that builds upon the mindset of entrepreneurs, focusing on strategic growth strategies and increased revenue.  It’s a cohort of small business owners who's ready to elevate themselves as leaders in their industry as well as their brand.

It is a seven month deep dive into business systems, processes and procedures, marketing and branding, and so much more. The program is the first of its kind and is unmatched.

Registration is now open!


Economic Development

At Shora, we aim for the ultimate transformation of community in East Knoxville. Obviously, the transformation of a community also involves the strength of the business community. The stronger our community businesses are, the stronger are our communities, and the more opportunities there are for our children who will be adults one day.

The future of the community of East Knoxville relies on our volunteers and the generosity of our donors. They see great value in helping aspiring business owners succeed in East Knoxville area.

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