Our Mission

Our mission is to cultivate the growth and development of small businesses through one-on-one support, mentoring, programs, and classes.

Our Leadership

The Nashville Business Incubation Center is lead by Chief Executive Officer Angela Crane-Jones.

Angela Crane-Jones has served NBIC since 2003, being appointed to this role, after progressive experience with the organization, in 2013. Previously, she served as Interim CEO, where she forged business relationships with the Small Business Development Center, U.S. Small Business Administration, IRS, Veterans Affairs, and Operation Stand Down among others to provide additional training and educational opportunities for the businesses at the Incubation Center and Entrepreneur community at-large.

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle, a single candle can light hundreds of candles and not shorten it’s life…

She began her tenure with NBIC as Assistant Director from 2003 – 2012, Mrs. Crane-Jones took an active leadership role in securing consulting services for the center’s clients, developing community resources and developing programs supporting the needs of NBIC clients. Prior to joining the center’s staff, Mrs. Crane-Jones was owner/operator of two Dairy Queen Restaurants where she gained valuable experience in retail and food operations, marketing and forecasting. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and Master of Arts degree from Tennessee State University.

Executive Director, Angela Crane-Jones with pictured below with NBIC 2018 Graduates & Awardees