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
SBA Offers Disaster Assistance
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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    • Shabarbara Best-Everett | Words from the Heart Publishing Company

      Shabarbara Best-Everett | Words from the Heart Publishing Company

      Ms. Best-Everett has authored 12 books, is a noted publisher, motivational speaker and an advocate for anti-bullying and suicide prevention. She attributes her success to the counseling and training provided by the TSBDC at Austin Peay State University. The TSBDC was instrumental in assisting this business primarily through the development of a comprehensive marketing plan.
    • Steve Malogorski, Glenn Hixson, and Karen Malogorski | Bikes Plus, Inc.

      Steve Malogorski, Glenn Hixson, and Karen Malogorski | Bikes Plus, Inc.

      The Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Southwest Tennessee Community College has been honored to serve thousands of small businesses in its community including Bikes Plus, Inc., owned by Steve Malogorski, Glenn Hixson, and Karen Malogorski. Bikes Plus has grown from a small bike shop to now having multiple locations across the Memphis area. The
    • 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
    • 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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