Rory Thomas is 2014 State Star!
Southwest TN Community College TSBDC executive director, Rory Thomas, selected by network as 2014 State Star Award recipient. Find out more
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SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Residents of Tennessee Affected by Recent Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding. Find out more... Find out more
Spark the Dream!
At Southwest Tennessee Community College (SWTCC) in Memphis, TN, a goal is to make entrepreneurship a hot topic across its campuses. During the 2013-2014 school year, the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at SWTCC launched... Find out more
So, You Want to Start a Business?
This video covers the basics of starting a business, and outlines how the Tennessee Small Business Development Center nearest you can help with the process! Find out more
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    • Bob and Suzanne McCurdy | McCurdy Sod Farms

      Bob and Suzanne McCurdy | McCurdy Sod Farms

      The Grass Really is Greener at McCurdy Sod Farms A family-owned business for over 25 years, McCurdy Sod Farms was used to doing things the way they had always been done, where marketing was concerned. That is, until they attended a free training workshop provided by the Small Business Development Center at Dyersburg State Community
    • Lisa Sorensen and Scott Schimmel | Bliss and Bliss Home

      Lisa Sorensen and Scott Schimmel | Bliss and Bliss Home

      Lisa Sorensen and Scott Schimmel have never been ones to let obstacles slow them down. The married owners of bliss and bliss Home opened their first shop in 2003 at the height of Market Square infrastructure reconstruction. However, they wanted to be part of the revitalization of downtown Knoxville and Market Square needed retail. Often
    • John Jerman | Office Furniture Warehouse

      John Jerman | Office Furniture Warehouse

      The seeds of success for John Jerman’s business were planted during his days as a student at the University of Tennessee. These seeds took root through the establishment of Office Furniture Warehouse (OFW). The business sprang to life in 2008 out of an old gas station and car lot. John and his company are passionate
    • Lisa L. Bisese| Street Legal Industries, Inc.

      Lisa L. Bisese| Street Legal Industries, Inc.

      Founded in 1994, Street Legal Industries, Inc. is a woman-owned, Small Business Administration (SBA) certified HUBZone small business. The company provides Professional Infrastructure Support Services to federal and commercial entities. This year the company was able to secure contracts with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Federal Highway Administration, Blue Ridge Parkway and Lackland AFB. In 2013,

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