• How to start a business.

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    Starting a business can be confusing and tedious if you don't have the right contacts and information to help you. Our "Starting a Business" section is here to guide you through each step from evaluating if you have the time and will to actually create a sucessful business to networking with peers once you're up and running. The section also includes business plan templates and information on business structures, funding and marketing.
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  • Why choose Williamson?

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    Home to corporate giants such as Nissan North America and 30 of the 50 fastest growing companies in the Nashville region, Williamson County boasts a workforce that is made up of 21% entrepreneurs and is also home to the most promising company in America. With a proven track record of attracting and growing business, Williamson County also offers a superior quality of life with large class A business parks, historic ambience and upscale suburbs.
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  • Be Inspired.

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    Want to know what it takes to be an entrepreneur in Williamson County? Learn how to survive and succeed and why this is such a great place to get started from a few of the experts who've been in your shoes. Find your story in Williamson County. If you've already launched, we'd love to hear your story, too. Click on Read More to share your story.
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Wondering what it might take to turn your creative idea into a reality? Don’t know where to start? We’re here to help.

Williamson Innovates is Williamson County’s most comprehensive online entrepreneur resource. Offering everything you’ll need to get started and succeed, each page is filled with information and links that will be helpful when launching, growing and prospering in Williamson County and the Nashville area.

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Testimonials
  • “For us, we are located in northern Williamson County which is very central to the entire Nashville Metropolitan area. The location is convenient for many of our consultants and clients who are all over the Middle Tennessee area.”

    — Beth R. Chase, President & CEO for C3 Consulting, LLC
  • “Williamson County has a variety of great companies forced to thin ranks after having attracted great people into the surrounding area creating “entrepreneurial fertilizer” and a landscape poised for success beyond our current expectations.”

    — Mark A. Cleveland, President for Swiftwick
  • “For us, the number of healthcare companies based in Williamson County is also an enormous benefit. This allows us to network and do business with a large number of healthcare companies without having to get on an airplane. …more

    — Steven J. Mason, Jr., President & CEO for onFocus Healthcare, Inc.
  • “Williamson County is a budding young county that gives a great sense of community, a beautiful backdrop from which to work and live, and a progressive heart that embraces the arts, innovation and technology.”

    — Wendy Loesch Watts & Ryan Loesch, Co-Founders for Loesch Ware
  • “Being a true entrepreneur means taking calculated risks in business. Williamson County provides the opportunity for monetary gain encompassed in a culture of learning, artistic expression, …more

    — Dena Ferrell Nance, Owner and Founder for What’s In Store
  • “There wasn’t a soul in our internal decision-making process that didn’t think Williamson County was the right place to come to.”

    — Michael A. Wells, Vice Chairman & COO for Jackson National Life Insurance Company
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The Resources Center provides links to higher education opportunities, informational blogs and other online resources and organizations in Tennessee that offer assistance to small businesses and start-ups. There is also contact information for the Federal U.S. Small Business Association, the “Tennessee Smart Start” Small Business Guide, a 40 page guide to starting a small business in Tennessee, and contact information for local departments to help you attain your business license.

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