PDFs You Can Use Now

There is the Smart Start Guide, a small business and entrepreneur guide with statewide resources; a simplified flowchart on How to Start a Business (register your business in Tennessee); and a blank Business Model canvas. Sometimes you want just to print it out and write on it (go ahead!) or save it to your device for later.

TN SmartStart Guide 2022-2023

This page is administered by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. If you have questions or need additional information about starting a business in Tennessee, please contact the Small Business Advocate, Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury at smallbusiness.advocate@cot.tn.gov.