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Jason Beaty of Highlands Cabinets Co.

“The TSBDC has helped us improve every area of production – from fabrication to finishing, to delivery and install. With these improvements, we will be able to continue one of my key goals when starting this company: hire more people in the Upper Cumberland area and invest in our amazing community.”

– Jason Beaty, Owner

Naveen Sharma of Better Carabiner

The collaboration between Better Carabiner and the TSBDC exemplifies the potential of entrepreneurial spirit combined with strategic support for creating impactful success stories in the business world.

J. Retinger of BioPet

“As BioPet continues to grow and expand its operations, we are immensely grateful for our partnership with TSBDC at Pellissippi State Community College. They have proven to be an invaluable resource on numerous fronts and are accessible and responsive to the needs of what is an unusual business. They understand our mission and have shared our story.” – J. Retinger, CEO of BioPet

Get unstuck with help from the TSBDC.


Starting a business is exciting, but can be overwhelming – We partner with you in the process by providing guidance on writing your business plan, finding funding resources, and securing proper licenses so your business gets off the ground.


Moving from the start-up to growth phase of a business comes with a whole new set of challenges. Use our experience and resources to make sound decisions, such as creating and implementing sales and marketing strategies, hiring and managing employees, and analyzing market research.


You’ve made it! Your business is growing, and now it’s time to start running your business instead of working in it. Work with your TSBDC consultant to create a lasting plan for the future of your business.

TSBDC’s Impact in 2023

Capital infusion and formation

Hours working for and with clients

Hours of training received by clients

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Client Satisfaction