Business Toolkit

Small Business Resources

Are you thinking about becoming self-employed or would like extra help with your business? The Chamber can help.

Small businesses provide nearly half of the nation’s gross domestic product and half of all American’s jobs. The Greater Memphis Chamber is committed to the success of all privately owned and operated enterprises in the Memphis area.

There are numerous agencies armed with information to help jump-start your business. Links to these agencies and free online information are available below.



The Entrepreneurship-Powered Innovation Center (EPIcenter) is a collaborative and community-wide strategic initiative that is helping entrepreneurs conceive, launch and scale businesses in the Memphis region. EPIcenter serves as a central point of contact for the region's ecosystem and coordinators resources from various organizations in the community such as accelerators, incubators, mentors, investors, networking programs and technical assistance programs for entrepreneurs. 


Start Co.

Renaissance Business Center

Memphis Public Library / First Tennessee Small Business Center

State / Region

State of Tennessee Business Enterprise Resource Office

Tennessee Small Business Development Center

Tennessee Valley Authority Entrepreneurial Resources


Internal Revenue Service Self-Employed Individuals Tax Center

Small Business Administration

U.S. Chamber Small Business Toolkits

Non Profit Resources

Alliance for Non-Profit Excellence
Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

Memphis Public Library / Non Profit Information Guide

Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses

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How can the Chamber help my business?

Membership / Networking Opportunities
Research Services
MSQPC - The Quality Center
Existing Business Services
Site Selection
Incentive Information