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Check out some of our client success stories

  • 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
    Robert Barrett | HobbyTown USA Inc.

    Robert Barrett | HobbyTown USA Inc.

    HobbyTown is a full-line hobby store featuring products in the categories of radio control, games, railroads, models, parts and paint, rockets, and science and educational items. The business specializes in model trains and radio-controlled cars and airplanes.

    During the economic downturn that has hit the retail sector so hard, owner Robert…click to read more

    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…click to read more

    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

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