Small Business Tools and Resources

The Greater Memphis Chamber is here to help small businesses thrive and grow.

It’s what we do. But we also work closely with our community partners.


Photograph by Karen Pulfer Focht


“There are so many resources available in Memphis to help anybody who’s thinking about starting a business. The Greater Memphis Chamber is a great place for that.”

Growth Tools

Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC)
As part of the Chamber’s commitment to fostering the growth and success of our community, we’ve embedded a dedicated business specialist from the TSBDC in our offices. This collaboration allows us offer our members and the broader business community access to expert, no-cost business consultation services. Together, we aim to empower entrepreneurs and small businesses in Memphis with the knowledge and support they need to thrive and prosper. Visit the TSBDC’s website

Transform your great idea into a successful company. You can access a world of services and resources for entrepreneurs in one place. Visit Epicenter’s website

Count on StartCo. for world-class mentors and seed funding to turn ideas into companies and turn you into a skilled entrepreneur. Visit Start Co.’s website

Score free and confidential counseling for your startup or small businesses from a local SCORE mentor led by retired professionals. Visit SCORE’s website

Seeing the GREATER Picture

Delivering the services that help Memphis businesses grow and thrive is part of our Prosper Memphis 2030 strategic plan.


Small Business Resiliency Playbook

Working through the PROSPER model can help you make your business more resilient and more likely to succeed, whatever the crisis is or whenever it comes. Learn more.

Small Business Benefits Exclusively for Our Members

From health plans to workers’ comp to discounted office supplies, we give our members ways to save. Learn more.

Additional Resources

Doing Business in the City of Memphis
Doing Business in Shelby County
Doing Business Internationally
Business Licenses


Additional Support

Access our Workforce Development tools and our Employer Resources.

Need to be connected to a MWBE certification expert? Email Patricia McKinney.



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