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Check out some of our client success stories

  • Bob and Suzanne McCurdy | McCurdy Sod Farms

    Bob and Suzanne McCurdy | McCurdy Sod Farms

    The Grass Really is Greener at McCurdy Sod Farms

    A family-owned business for over 25 years, McCurdy Sod Farms was used to doing things the way they had always been done, where marketing was concerned. That is, until they attended a free training workshop provided by the Small Business Development Center…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

    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

    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

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