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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    • 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 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,
    • Donna Burks | DLB Cleaning Services LLC

      Donna Burks | DLB Cleaning Services LLC

      “Every day, I still feel like I’m living out my dream,” says Donna Burks, owner of DLB Cleaning Services LLC. Her Ooltewah-based business has clients in Cleveland, Chattanooga, and surrounding communities. With a background in healthcare, Donna decided to form a business providing public and private sector cleaning services in 2011. Fifteen years in nursing
    • Charlie Davis | Davis Automotive

      Charlie Davis | Davis Automotive

      With the love of speed and working on cars since a young man, there was no doubt Charlie Davis would one day own an auto repair facility. Davis Automotive, located at 709 Elm Street in Martin, Tennessee, is Weakley County’s largest auto repair business. Previously located across the street, Davis Automotive had outgrown their former

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