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  • Ed Haskins and Jacqueline Lowe | Sportsdrive LLC

    Ed Haskins and Jacqueline Lowe | Sportsdrive LLC

    Sportsdrive LLC is a specialized niche sewing and non-woven materials fabrication business located in a low-cost East Tennessee manufacturing area with excellent availability of suitably skilled and well-motivated associates. The owners/directors are experienced specialists in engineering and manufacturing niche products and services to the company’s existing customers and have identified…click to read more
    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…click to read more

    LaMon & Coke Capron | Balloons and Party Décor

    LaMon & Coke Capron | Balloons and Party Décor

    LaMon Capron’s business development opportunities are practically endless: there is no competition in the surrounding area, and she has a great location in Cleveland, Tennessee. Capron has made a concentrated effort to develop a customer base and get referrals. She has been proactive in marketing her business and has taken…click to read more
    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…click to read more

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