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  • 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

    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

    Margarita & Casey McClure | Triple 8 Corporation

    Margarita & Casey McClure | Triple 8 Corporation

    They say necessity is the mother of invention, and Margarita and Casey McClure, founders of Triple 8 Corporation know it well. When Margarita was expecting the couple’s first child eight years ago, she knew she did not want to use disposable diapers. Her family thought she was crazy and that…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

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