The TSBDC network is connected to universities and community colleges across the state of Tennessee.
Clarksville is a thriving city filled with opportunities for new businesses, and I congratulate you on starting your business in the Clarksville region. You will quickly see that the relationship between Austin Peay State University (APSU), the City of Clarksville, Montgomery County and Fort Campbell is uniquely strong and supportive of small business. APSU is proud to be a strong resource for small businesses by providing training and education, as well as supplying a highly educated workforce to small businesses. I look forward to working with your business.
DR. MIKE LICARI
President, Austin Peay State University
Small and emerging businesses stimulate job creation, develop innovations in both products and services, and promote the diversification of the economic base. It is crucial that communities and economic developers dedicate resources to developing and promoting new startups and establishing effective support systems. The Small Business Development Center meets those needs of our entrepreneurs, which translates into a more vibrant community.
President, Chattanooga State Community College
Dyersburg State Community College and the Tennessee Small Business Development Center are committed to promoting and providing resources for entrepreneurship, connecting owners with resources for small business development, and delivering programs to encourage economic and workforce development in our service area. You can rely on Dyersburg State and the Tennessee Small Business Development Center for guidance and training to enhance your new or established small business. We are here to serve all your business needs.
DR. SCOTT COOK
President, Dyersburg State Community College
At East Tennessee State University, our Small Business Development Center is located in our Innovation Lab where we welcome entrepreneurs and small businesses and provide education and guidance. The staff takes pride in assisting new clients as they take the first steps toward success. I invite you to see for yourself what SBDC can do for you.
DR. BRIAN NOLAND
President, East Tennessee State University
MTSU’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center is the premier business technical assistance and training provider. Throughout our network of 16 Tennessee locations, we enhance economic development while growing small businesses. It is our responsibility to increase economic development throughout the state. This is accomplished by increasing the quality of Tennessee’s workforce and positioning businesses to compete in the global economy.
DR. SIDNEY A. McPHEE
President, Middle Tennessee State University
I want to congratulate you for taking the first step to grow your business or start a new one. A key component of the College’s mission is to assist with economic, workforce and community development in our region. I encourage you to take full advantage of the no-cost, confidential guidance and training available to you at our Small Business Development Center to help your business and our region grow.
DR. L. ANTHONY WISE, JR.
President, Pellissippi State Community College
Southwest Tennessee Community College is responsive to the workforce development needs of the Mid-South region by partnering with business and industry to provide the necessary training and education needed by employers. We salute you on continuing your journey of starting or growing your business. You can rely on our Small Business Development Center for both guidance and training to enhance your business. We encourage you to become a client of our Small Business Development Center.
DR. TRACY HALL
President, Southwest Tennessee Community College
Small businesses provide necessary jobs, products, and services that anchor our West Tennessee communities. The UT Martin Regional Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Center (REED Center) houses the TSBDC and partners with other agencies and resources to provide innovative and ongoing training and consulting services. These training and consulting services enhance opportunities for business success in our service area. UT Martin is proud to support small businesses as an extension of the university’s mission to educate and serve those who play a vital role in our economy. Best wishes for prosperity in your new business venture.
DR. YANCY FREEMAN
Chancellor, The University of Tennessee at Martin
Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of Dr. Montague, our valued president at Vol State. Dr. Montague’s contributions and dedication to our organization will be remembered and cherished. Please join us in honoring her memory by reading more about her life and work.
IN MEMORY OF DR. ORINTHIA MONTAGUE
President, Volunteer State Community College