Nashville Center | TSU

TSU Service Area Welcome to the official page of our Nashville, TN TSBDC Office. The Nashville, TN TSBDC Office is hosted by Tennessee State University. Our Nashville, TN TSBDC Office serves Davidson County, TN; & Williamson County, TN. Serving these local communities, the Nashville, TN TSBDC Office provides small business start-up services including, but not limited to: business plan development, financial planning assistance, marketing plan development, sources of capital, & social media guidance. In addition to start-up assistance, the Nashville, TN TSBDC Office provides existing business assistance including, but not limited to: business growth planning, government contracting guidance, international trade guidance, sources of capital, & social media strategy guidance.
As Executive Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Economic Development, I would like to congratulate you on taking the first step to starting or growing your business. Our Small Business Development Center is here to provide you with guidance and training to help you start or grow your business. I invite you to become a client of our Small Business Development Center today.
Dr. Ruthie G. Reynolds

Executive Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Economic Development, Tennessee State University

Center hosted by:

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Contact Information

330 10th Avenue North Suite G-400
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
United States (US)
Phone: 6159637179
Fax: 6159637160

Hours of Operation

Monday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Need Advising?

Our free business advising services provide the convenience of a local adviser in your area. We can help you explore your business idea or talk about your existing business and the issues you may be facing. We want to be with you for the life of your business and see you grow and succeed.

Meet Our Staff

John Ordung


Specialty Areas:

Surety Bonding, General Construction & Environmental Services, Federal Government Contracting/Acquisitions

Leslee Alexander

Executive Director, International Trade Center

Specialty Areas:

Market Research, Export Compliance, Trade Finance, Logistics, Free Trade Agreements, Grants and Financial Assistance Awards, STEP

Gregory Jones

Small Business Specialist

Specialty Areas:

Marketing Research, Human resources, Health Services and Mental Health, Veteran’s Resources &  Programs

Nicole Vaughn

Administrative Assistant III

Specialty Areas:

Notary Public

Thomas Tate

Small Business Specialist

Specialty Areas: 

Financial Analysts, Business Start-ups, Bookkeeping, Tax Preparation, QuickBooks presenter, Real Estate

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