2014 S.A.M.E. Small Business Training Forum
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So, You Want to Start a Business?
This video covers the basics of starting a business, and outlines how the Tennessee Small Business Development Center nearest you can help with the process! Find out more
Online Counseling & Training
We understand that in our changing world, business is no longer always done Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. We also know that small business owners often work early and late hours to keep their dream alive. Find out more
5 Tips for Communicating with Customers
I recently visited my local wireless phone store. Why you ask? Okay, so you probably don’t care, but humor me. My newly set up auto-bill was not auto-billing. I ... Find out more
5 Tips for Instagram
Instagram has been around for a while but its popularity has been gaining a lot of momentum this year. Instagram is an online photo-sharing, video-sharing ... Find out more
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    • Anthony Evans | Evans Painting and Pressure Cleaning Systems

      Anthony Evans | Evans Painting and Pressure Cleaning Systems

      After several years of mentoring and encouragement, Anthony Evans started his own professional painting business in 1989. He expanded his business with a shop for painting cabinets and furniture and for housing equipment and supplies. With no written business plan, no marketing plan and only what business management skills he had learned from his previous
    • LaMon & Coke Capron | Balloons and Party Décor

      LaMon & Coke Capron | Balloons and Party Décor

      LaMon Capron’s business development opportunities are practically endless: there is no competition in the surrounding area, and she has a great location in Cleveland, Tennessee. Capron has made a concentrated effort to develop a customer base and get referrals. She has been proactive in marketing her business and has taken steps to improve her marketing
    • Lisa Davidson | Sweetberry, Inc.

      Lisa Davidson | Sweetberry, Inc.

      Lisa Davidson first became a client of TSBDC at Austin Peay in June 2010. She opened her first shop, Sweetberry, in June 2011. It is a self-service frozen yogurt business in Clarksville, Tennessee, located on the main business thoroughfare, Wilma Rudolph Boulevard. Sweetberry, Inc. became so popular that Lisa opened a second store near Exit

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