Small Business Success

Support for Businesses
Big and Small

Rutherford County has a thriving entrepreneurial climate thanks to comprehensive business resources combined with the southern hospitality and helpfulness that comes as second nature from our residents.


LaunchTN is a public-private partnership with a vision to make Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation. They make resources accessible in order to activate sustainable economic growth and nurture Tennessee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing leadership to help create the best possible place in which to operate a business, while enhancing the region as a desirable place to live, work and visit, through a wide variety of programs and initiatives.

Score has the largest network of free volunteer small business mentors in the nation. Easily request a mentor to help you start, grow, or transition your business.

The state of Tennessee offers small business resources to support the successful growth and expansion of small businesses, microenterprises and aspiring entrepreneurs.

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center provides small business owners and entrepreneurs with high-quality consulting and training solutions to start, grow, and sustain a business.

TN SmartStart provides access to support and resources crucial to early business success. This online tool will help you visualize your business model and connect with resources across the state.

Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) Program is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and resource partner referrals to veterans who are interested in starting or growing a small business.

Learn more about Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Membership