CET Life Sciences Center
CET has established a Life Sciences Center to attract and support companies that specialize in medical products and research advancements. The Center provides entrepreneurs with access to flexible lab space and other resources to investigate the potential of their ideas, as well as entrepreneurial training programs for start-up and existing businesses.
Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer Program
Federal government grants through the SBA that ensure the nation’s small, high-tech, innovative businesses are a significant part of the federal government’s research and development efforts. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program are two competitive programs awarding $2 billion to small high-tech businesses.
A business development program geared toward technology entrepreneurs.
Tennessee Small Business Development Center
Offers free assistance to help business owners start and grow their business.
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) – Nashville Chapter
A non-profit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business. SCORE provides practical workshops for people starting up or running small businesses, coupled with one-on-one counseling with experienced executives.
The business link to the U.S. government; provides information about taxes, regulations, workplace issues and more.