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?
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    • Stephen “Bubba” Miller | B. Miller Recycling

      Stephen “Bubba” Miller | B. Miller Recycling

      As a football player for the University of Tennessee, followed by 7 seasons in the NFL, Bubba Miller protected quarterbacks. Today as the owner of B. Miller Recycling, Bubba helps protect our environmental as he supports Middle Tennessee goal of landfill diversion. Simply put, B. Miller’s core business activity is the recycling and reuse of
    • Mr. Eduardo “Eddy” Zayas-Bazan, Jr. | Greg’s Pizza Restaurants

      Mr. Eduardo “Eddy” Zayas-Bazan, Jr. | Greg’s Pizza Restaurants

      Mr. Eduardo “Eddy” Zayas-Bazan, Jr. is the TSBDC at East Tennessee State University’s 2013 Rising Star Award recipient. The client (Eddy) received financial and business counseling assistance by the TSBDC team. Dr. Bob Justice, directed the effort with taxation and start-up counseling by business specialist Bob Graham and social media marketing counseling and training by
    • Charles Whittenburg | Whittenburg Land Surveying

      Charles Whittenburg | Whittenburg Land Surveying

      Charles Whittenburg is owner and president of Whittenburg Land Surveying, the largest land surveying company in the Upper Cumberland region. He has worked on large-scale, public projects like the Center Hill Dam restoration and has expanded his business into the private sector providing site layout, FEMA flood certifications, ALTA certified surveys, topographic surveys, boundary surveys,
    • 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

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