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
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
Online Counseling & Training
We understand that in our changing world, business is no longer always done Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. We also know that small business owners often work early and late hours to keep their dream alive. Find out more
How can we help you? Choose an option below...

Check out some of our client success stories...

    • 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,
    • Roger & Shirley Henson | Henson Logistics, LLC.

      Roger & Shirley Henson | Henson Logistics, LLC.

      Roger Henson Trucking was started in Whiteville, Tennessee as a partnership with his wife Shirley in 1975. It is a veteran owned business. With 40 trucks and an equal number of trailers, the business soon outgrew the Whiteville location so the business moved to Bolivar, Tennessee building a facility comprised of office space and a
    • 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
    • John L. Pointer | Sears Home Town Store

      John L. Pointer | Sears Home Town Store

      Mr. Pointer first contacted the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) in Columbia in February 2013. The owner of the Columbia Sears Home Town Store wanted to sell the store after her husband’s death. She and her husband had opened the store three years earlier and had used TSBDC services and recommended that Mr. Pointer

Useful Information

Boots to Business button
Affordable Care Act Button
Business USA button
SBA Online Training button

Downloadable Resources