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Roger Khan and Mohsun Ghias of Smokin Chikin

“It was a pleasure working with the folks at the Tennessee Small Business Development Center. They helped me to shift to a growth mindset and provided me with the strategy and resources to follow through. Their focus on my success sets them apart and I am forever grateful.” – Roger Khan, owner/partner of Smokin Chikin

Kitchen Incubator of Chattanooga

“The Chattanooga TSBDC was an invaluable partner as we opened the Kitchen Incubator of Chattanooga. My team and I are incredibly grateful for the support of the Chattanooga TSBDC and recognize that we couldn’t have done this without them!” – Hal Bowling, Executive Director of Launch Chattanooga

Tom Boyd of Ancient Lore Village

“The guidance that TSBDC’s Gregg Bostick provided was key to Ancient Lore Village achieving our goals.  The tools the TSBDC made available to us for developing our business plan and financial projections were instrumental as we approached potential lenders.  With our unique niche being focused on hospitality with purpose, many lenders did not understand our business model.  Gregg relentlessly pursued a lending partner who is willing to grow with us.” – Tom Boyd, owner of Ancient Lore Village

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 2022

Capital infusion and formation

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Hours of training received by clients

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Client Satisfaction