Looking for Success?

You don’t have to go it alone. The TSBDC is here to provide business counseling and training assistance at no charge. That’s what we do. Small businesses, like yours, are the backbone of Tennessee’s economy, and we know many of you are hurting right now due to the many challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. We can help you explore your options about your existing situation and the issues you’re facing. We want to help your business grow and succeed.

In-Person & Virtual Advising

Now more than ever, we believe it’s essential that Tennessee’s small businesses have all the support and resources they need. With 14 locations across the state, we want to connect you with an advisor in your area who can help you withstand the difficulties of COVID-19. You have the option to conduct your meetings in-person, via phone, email or video conferencing at no cost to you. 

This option will route your request to a local center that serves your area.

International Trade Advising

For more than 30 years, we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of companies in Tennessee, including manufacturers, retailers, entrepreneurs as well as those in international business. Our Global Certified Business Professionals are available to provide you with the import and export assistance you need to address head on the impact of COVID-19 on the world stage. Our international trade advising services can also be held over the phone, by email, or video conferencing. 

This option will route your request to our international trade service center.

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With barriers brought on by COVID-19, we believe small businesses still need that human connection to help identify pools of opportunity. With the simple press of a button, you can find yourself face-to-face with a person who wants to help you and your business succeed on every level. We invite you to join to help pinpoint the best new opportunities for you to pursue for your business.

To start your request for a local advisor, please tell us what Tennessee county you live in or plan to operate your business in:

To help you, we need your help first. Just the basic information to get things rolling. So we can all move forward together. Please take a moment to fill out the form below. We look forward to meeting you virtually very soon.      


We truly are in this together. COVID-19 is hitting everyone the world over. Reimagining international business is the next normal, and we’re here to help. By connecting virtually with our Global Certified Business Professionals, we can work together to find pockets of growth and opportunity. With the future shifting, we should meet to talk about what we can do to help you be one of the first to unlock your international business aspirations.

To start your request for an International Trade Advisor, please tell us what Tennessee county you live in or plan to operate your business in:

We’re here to help. To get started, all we need is your basic information. Please take a few minutes to fill out the form below. Then we can meet virtually to harness our full power together.