Success Story for:
Alfred Washington of Top Notch Security, Inc
If you are wondering if you can still take a dream and $500 and turn it into reality, you need look no further than Mr. Alfred Washington, Owner/CEO of Top Notch Security, Inc. Alfred knew years ago that starting a security business would prove to be one of the best ideas he ever had. “I always had the entrepreneurial drive. I worked security during the summer months while attending college and knew I could start a great security firm one day,” said Washington.
Today, Top Notch Security is one of the fastest growing security companies in the United States providing professional security guards for Industrial, Commercial, Residential, Government facilities, and Executive Protection to clients globally. With the one-on-one business counseling assistance provided by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at Southwest Tennessee Community College (SWTCC), 2014 was a banner year for the business according to Washington. Top Notch Security was able to create 53 jobs in the region, increasing the company’s workforce to nearly 250 employees.
Top Notch Security earned SBA Tennessee 8(a) Graduate of the Year, was a finalist for the Memphis Business Journal’s “Small Business of the Year” and was the recipient of the 2014 TSBDC at SWTCC Rising Star Award. TSBDC at SWTCC executive director, Rory Thomas assisted Washington in strategically growing the business. Washington stated, “Words cannot express the awesome and outstanding assistance I have received from TSBDC over the past year. I’m truly humbled by the professional and strategic guidance I received.”
Words cannot express the awesome and outstanding assistance I have received from TSBDC over the past year. I’m truly humbled by the professional and strategic guidance I received.