Tennessee is one of the best states in the country for business and Memphis has big advantages when it comes to the diversity of the talent here.
The low cost of living and affordable real estate make it a prime location for growing and scaling a company.
BIG HELP FOR BUSINESSES
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When it comes to getting support for business, the Greater Memphis Chamber and its partners can help businesses of any size. Whatever stage your company is in, the Chamber can help you up your game with connections, resources and tools. We offer advocacy, programming, research, talent attraction and retention programs and promotional opportunities to help take your business to the next level. Our Councils provide leadership opportunities and programming to help you and your business grow and thrive.
Here are some of the other business resources available to help small and midsized business in the Memphis region:
Innovators, groundbreakers, music-makers, and worldshakers come to Memphis to bring their ideas to life and make their mark. In Memphis, creativity, giving back and an entrepreneurial spirt are all part of our DNA. Memphis has made deliberate efforts to cultivate and support an entrepreneurial ecosystem that’s second to none. Though tech is the primary driver, we’ve launched successful companies across a spectrum of industries – from home services to food to music – that will change the future. Funded by the Greater Memphis Chamber’s Chairman’s Circle – Epicenter is a world-class entrepreneurial hub that connects and coordinates innovators with the support they need to start, launch and scale their businesses. Since 2014, more than 500 entrepreneurs have been served by Epicenter and more than $50 million in capital has been raised. Organizations such as Launchpad and StartCo help seed aspiring entrepreneurs by providing an array of trainings, workshops and mentors as well as collaborative workspaces and supplies for them to use. To keep Memphis competitive, the entrepreneurial ecosystem also boasts strong accelerators to spur innovation in industries that drive the regional economy. • AgLaunch attracts, creates, and grows agtech startups, facilitates the development of new agriculture and food value-chains, and builds collaborative farmer networks, with a commitment to intentional inclusion. The Memphisbased program works toward the goal of making Tennessee a globally recognized region for agriculture initiatives and to create local opportunities by connecting entrepreneurs and growers to “forge farms of the future.”
BUSINESS ENTERPRISE RESOURCE OFFICE (BERO) www.tn.gov/ecd/small-business/bero-home.html EPICENTER www.epicentermemphis.org MEMPHIS PUBLIC LIBRARY / FIRST TENNESSEE SMALL BUSINESS CENTER www.memphislibrary.org/research/small-business/ SCORE www.memphis.score.org SEEDCO www.seedco.org SOCIETY OF ENTREPRENUERS www.soememphis.com START CO. www.neverstop.co TENNESSEE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER www.tsbdc.org
Visit www.MemphisChamber.com for more Business Resources.
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