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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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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    • 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
    • Roger & Shirley Henson | Henson Logistics, LLC.

      Roger & Shirley Henson | Henson Logistics, LLC.

      Roger Henson Trucking was started in Whiteville, Tennessee as a partnership with his wife Shirley in 1975. It is a veteran owned business. With 40 trucks and an equal number of trailers, the business soon outgrew the Whiteville location so the business moved to Bolivar, Tennessee building a facility comprised of office space and a
    • John L. Pointer | Sears Home Town Store

      John L. Pointer | Sears Home Town Store

      Mr. Pointer first contacted the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) in Columbia in February 2013. The owner of the Columbia Sears Home Town Store wanted to sell the store after her husband’s death. She and her husband had opened the store three years earlier and had used TSBDC services and recommended that Mr. Pointer
    • Evelyn and Donald Bonds | Pour Vous Spirits, Wine & Beer

      Evelyn and Donald Bonds | Pour Vous Spirits, Wine & Beer

      Don and Evelyn Bonds came to the TSBDC in February of 2013. They were preparing to open Pour Vous Spirits, Wine & Beer in the Indian Lake Area of Hendersonville, TN. They wanted to discuss marketing their business and review their financial pro forma review. The TSBDC made the recommendation to reduce their print advertising,

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