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Check out some of our client success stories

  • 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

    Jennifer Stone | Stone Cup Roasting Company

    Jennifer Stone | Stone Cup Roasting Company

    The Tennessee Small Business Development Center has been honored to work with dedicated and passionate Chattanooga local business owner Jennifer Stone. Since 1997, Jennifer has been counseled by the TSBDC as she has transitioned her business from a boutique coffee café to a coffee roasting business and then to a…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

    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…click to read more

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