SUCCESS STORY FOR
C & N Logistics LLC
C&N Deliveries is a family-owned and operated trucking company established in 2014 and based out of Nashville, Tennessee. Owners, Nicole and Cordell Clemons offer full-service transportation at C&N Deliveries, providing LTL, hot-shot, and lift-gate deliveries, as well as two-man and dry van services within a 200-mile radius of Nashville. The business is TSA-certified to deliver air, ocean, and domestic freight. White-glove deliveries are also available within a 100-mile radius of Nashville. Aside from transportation, C&N also offers warehouse space, cross-docking, and picking and packing services.
TSBDC in Nashville first met with Nicole Clemons in April 2019 to discuss her current business operations. We discussed diversity certifications for contracting options and other specialty programs. TSBDC consultants recommended Nicole seek certification as a Woman Owned Small Business with the Governor’s Office of Diversity. By gaining this certification, C&N could gain access to do business with the State of Tennessee, the City of Nashville, as well as other government organizations.
With the assistance of the TSBDC the business obtained certification with the Governor’s Office of Diversity and the Metro Nashville Airport Authority. Obtaining the certificates helped C&N obtain procurement opportunities to position itself for a 30% increase in revenue in 2021 and a 15% increase in 2022. The added revenue allowed C&N to add 25,000 square feet of bonded warehouse space near Nashville International Airport. With this space, they can offer additional services which add value to their customers and additional revenue streams to their business.
As we advance into 2023 C&N Deliveries continues to work with the TSBDC Nashville office on social media marketing, procurement options with the city of Nashville, and continued strategic growth planning.
The Clemons had this to say about the assistance from the TSBDC, “The Small Business Development Center is a tremendous resource for the small business owner seeking valuable information and assistance.”
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