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5 Tips for Communicating with Customers
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    • 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 second store near Exit
    • 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 Barrett has been able
    • 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 efficiency. Their niche is

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