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Ready to start your business? Find funding, mentorship and help in navigating the early days of your new venture.

Meet Tennessee SmartStart. Access to support and resources is crucial to early business success. This online tool will help you visualize your business model and connect with resources across the state.

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This website will guide you through establishing your business. With one of the country’s best business climates, there’s no better place to start or grow a business than in Tennessee—and no better time than now. These steps include:

About BERO

The Business Enterprise Resource Office (BERO) is housed within the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD). BERO serves as a voice for and advocate of economic inclusion for disadvantaged businesses (DBE); analyzes, disseminates and promotes best practices and access to capital to service providers; and reports on the status of DBEs statewide.

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