Small Business puts the GREAT in GREATER Memphis

Entrepreneurship is part of the Memphis DNA


Photograph by Karen Pulfer Focht


“I think for all business owners, new ones especially, learning about and utilizing the resources at your disposal, like the Chamber, is crucial for gaining a foothold. You meet others who can help you along the way and share advice, and we’ve really benefited from that.”

Memphis is aggressively creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem that is second to none. We’re launching successful small business companies across a spectrum of industries – from home services to food to music – that are creating a GREATER future for Greater Memphis.

At the Greater Memphis Chamber, small business services include:

Small Business Development Center

A dedicated business specialist from the Tennessee SBDC is housed within the Chamber to offer no-cost business consultation services.

Contact our Business Specialist

Small Business Resiliency Playbook

Drawing from insights of some of the city’s top business minds, our goal was to create a dynamic tool that any small enterprise could consult time and again.

View the Playbook


Photograph by Karen Pulfer Focht


“The [Greater Memphis] Chamber always has good things going on, and that was a large part of my networking efforts. Getting to meet other business owners, both before and after I had opened my own, was really eye-opening. It’s a really supportive environment in Memphis.”


We have a variety of events and workshops specifically designed for our small business members.


Calendar of Events

Additional Resources

From starting a business to certifications to cutting a ribbon, your chamber small business team is here to help.


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In the second quarter of 2023, 19,996 new entities filed in Tennessee.

The 1.4% year-over-year growth in new business filings shows that businesses continue to establish in Tennessee at high rates, building on the elevated rates of filings that began in 2020.

Source: Tennessee Secretary of State