AUNDREA Y. WILCOX, Brenau University MBA, is currently the Senior Business Counselor of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Kingsport Affiliate Office, and Executive Director of the Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE) at the Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce, Tenn. She has provided technical assistance to over 1,800 individuals or businesses.
Aundrea is a Certified John Maxwell Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker, licensed to use the following curriculum and programs: Becoming a Person of Influence; Everyone Communicates, Few Connect; How to Be a REAL Success; Leadership Gold; Put Your Dreams to the Test; and 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth.
Aundrea is also a subject matter expert and moderator. Previously, Aundrea provided expert testimony at a hearing of the Subcommittee on Contracting and Technology of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business in Washington, D.C., and served as a session moderator on “Small Business Incubation” at the 55th Annual Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Economic & Community Development.
In addition to being a full-time Certified GrowthWheel Business Advisor™, Aundrea has a long tradition of community service. She currently serves on the Holston Valley Medical Center Board of Directors as Vice-Chairwoman and Co-Chair of the Joint Quality Committee; she is a Board Member of the Holston Business Development Center Small Business Incubator; and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Northeast Tennessee Regional Entrepreneurial Accelerator. She is also a Selection Committee Member for the East Tennessee State University Roan Scholars Leadership Program; and a member of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation’s Advisory Council to Minority Business Participation.
Most recently, she has received the following awards/recognition: 2011 Women of Excellence (Pi Omega Omega Chapter Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority); 2011 Caped Crusader (Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship); and 2009 Women in Business Champion Award (Tennessee District Office U.S. Small Business Administration).
Aundrea Y. Wilcox is also the author of two books: Startup Savvy: Strategies for Optimizing Small Business Survival & Success--and Superwoman Smarts: Activating Leadership & Substance. She also recently collaborated with 25 consultants affiliated with the U.S. Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program, to help write a new book, The TriStart™ Matrix, which is designed to help entrepreneurs master three critical phases for a successful business start.
In addition, Aundrea is a BOSS Platinum Member of The BOSS Network, www.thebossnetwork.org, which was recently named by Forbes.com as one of the Top 10 Entrepreneurial Websites for Women, one of 50 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs by Inc. Magazine, and one of the Top 10 Best Career Sites for Women.
To connect with Aundrea, follow her on Twitter @StartupSavvy and @SuperwomanSmart, and Like her Facebook Author Pages: StartupSavvy and SuperwomanSmarts. Visit www.aundreaywilcox.com for more insights, advice and tips about small business ownership and women’s leadership development.