NBIC offers three programmatic approaches to entrepreneurship. Traditional incubation is the most popular program, and requires the business to reside at the center. The Incubator Without Walls program affords many of the same services as the traditional incubation program without the residency requirement. NBIC Tiger Tank, or Student Business Incubation Program, is a complimentary program provided to up to four qualifying Tennessee State University student businesses per year.
NBIC client companies are afforded financing opportunities through the Revolving Loan Fund and Management and Technical Assistance program. NBIC business counselors can refer clients to a myriad of business service professionals including bankers, marketing experts, lawyers, human resources specialists and accountants. Client companies may apply for subsidized fees for accounting, legal, marketing or other specialized services.