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GROWTH LIVES HERE.
We're focused on growing companies from tiny acorns to mighty oaks.
SUSTAINABILITY LIVES HERE.
Our results-driven curriculum has supported successful businesses for 30 years.
SCALABILITY LIVES HERE.
We provide our member companies with the resources they need to scale.
MIGHTY OAKS START HERE.
Apply today to start the mighty oak pathway.
TN CARES ACT BUSINESS
SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.
Free business development classes for up to 200 small businesses hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic free of charge.
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WE GROW BUSINESSES.

 

EDUCATIONAL

 

We provide the foundational education resources for small businesses to thrive.

ACCOUNTABLE

 

All of our programs and efforts are guided by our central values.

SUSTAINABLE

 

 We ensure the small businesses enrolled in our programs continue to succeed once they graduate from our results-oriented structure. 

SCALABLE

 

We connect businesses with the resources required for sustained   growth

IMPACTFUL

 

We ensure our small businesses strengthen their respective communities by creating employment opportunities and wealth.

BE IN THE KNOW.

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MEET OUR TEAM.

 

Our award-winning team members provide their unique experiences and expertise to companies on their quests to grow from tiny acorns to mighty oaks.

Angela Crane Jones

 

Chief Executive Officer

Christa Simpson

 

Program Director

Kenneth Thomas

 

Entrepreneur in Residence

Arnella Williams-Foster

 

Community Coordinator

Deprea Crane

 

Business Information System’s Intern

WHERE ARE YOU IN YOUR ENTREPRENEUR JOURNEY?

Take the Biz Quiz to find out which of our programs is best for you!

What people say
“We started at NBIC in a 1,000 square foot office with eight fulltime employees. Upon graduation, we grew to 25 employees and moved to a 5,000 square-foot office. NBIC’s consultation services, management assistance, and professional advisement were all things Zycron needed to increase our chance for success. NBIC helped me learn how to plan, organize, and strategize. They taught me the value of being more strategic than tactical.” - Darrell Freeman, Zycron
What people say
“When we entered the NBIC program, we had a business idea and were technically competent to provide security services but lacked the knowledge on how to take that technical expertise and grow it into a business. Even though we had many prior business experiences, we did not know how to run a business. With our NBIC coaching, business owner events and the accountability that comes from being in the program we learned what we didn’t know and how to turn an idea into a business.” - Ken Thomas, CEO, Archangel Protective Services
What people say
“The first four years of the company were learning years – years in which I learned about employment rules and responsibilities, accounting basics, and ownership demands of running a new company. Most of my fellow NBIC business owners were very helpful and supportive – we learned a lot from one another and asked each other numerous questions – it was a great community of knowledge and sharing that knowledge.” - Kathy Ware, K.S. Ware & Associates
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Business hit hard by covid-19?

FREE help available for up to 200 small businesses.