Windows XP & Office 2003 Support to End!
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So, You Want to Start a Business?
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5 Tips for Communicating with Customers
I recently visited my local wireless phone store. Why you ask? Okay, so you probably don’t care, but humor me. My newly set up auto-bill was not auto-billing. I ... Find out more
5 Tips for Instagram
Instagram has been around for a while but its popularity has been gaining a lot of momentum this year. Instagram is an online photo-sharing, video-sharing ... Find out more
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    • 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 second store near Exit
    • Jason Duncan | Future Vision Energy Inc.

      Jason Duncan | Future Vision Energy Inc.

      Jason Duncan contacted the TSBDC at Volunteer State Community College for assistance in growing a new business startup. Jason had recently started Future Vision Energy and was looking for business development assistance including information on business structure and marketing and hiring personnel. Future Vision Energy specializes in lighting retrofits and HVAC efficiency. Their niche is
    • 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 had learned from his previous

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