Did you know that more than 95% of all businesses in Tennessee are small businesses? Did you know there are 30 state agencies that have regulatory authority over small business in Tenn.? These agencies are:

Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Military, Agriculture, Revenue, Children’s Services, Safety and Homeland Security, Commerce and Insurance, Secretary of State, Corrections, Tourist Development, Economic and Community Development, Transportation, Education, Treasury, Environment and Conservation, Veterans Services, Financial Institutions, Human Rights Commission, General Services, Education Lottery Corp., Health, Health Services, Human Services, Regulatory Agency, Higher Education Commission, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Labor and Workforce Development, Student Assistance Corp., Mental Health, and Wildlife Resources Agency

The Tennessee Small Business Advocate, Mr. John Cressman, was our keynote speaker at Breakfast Before Business on Oct. 17th.  His office is there to support and guide small businesses through the maze of regulation that can sometimes be difficult to manage on your own. The goals of his office are to serve as a guide and advocate for small business owners in Tennessee, and to become another voice for small business owners in the legislative process.

Companies like yours are the economic engine driving Tennessee forward! Contact Mr. Cressman’s office if your small business needs help with anything at all.

Phone: 615-401-7806

Email: JD.Cressman@cot.tn.gov

We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to our new Presenting Sponsor for our Breakfast Before Business series, Alexander Thompson Arnold CPAs. Please visit their website at https://locations.atacpa.net/nashville-tn/ for more information on the services they provide.

And a special thank you to Nashville Christian School for allowing us to hold our Breakfast Before Business events at their meeting space.