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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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Check out some of our client success stories

  • Lisa Davidson | Sweetberry, Inc.

    Lisa Davidson | Sweetberry, Inc.

    Lisa Davidson first became a client of TSBDC at Austin Peay in June 2010. She opened her first shop, Sweetberry, in June 2011. It is a self-service frozen yogurt business in Clarksville, Tennessee, located on the main business thoroughfare, Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.

    Sweetberry, Inc. became so popular that Lisa opened a…click to read more

    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…click to read more

    Gregg Overman | River City Soap Company

    Gregg Overman | River City Soap Company

    Gregg Overman, owner of River City Soap Company, has been awarded the 2012 Memphis Rising Star Award from the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Southwest Tennessee Community College. The Rising Star award is given annually by the SBDC to a businessperson who best exemplifies not only business success but…click to read more
    Anthony Evans | Evans Painting and Pressure Cleaning Systems

    Anthony Evans | Evans Painting and Pressure Cleaning Systems

    After several years of mentoring and encouragement, Anthony Evans started his own professional painting business in 1989. He expanded his business with a shop for painting cabinets and furniture and for housing equipment and supplies. With no written business plan, no marketing plan and only what business management skills he…click to read more

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