Most summer term classes are online. Phased reopening of campuses is underway.
Check for the latest on the college's response to COVID-19. For information on CARES Act disbursements, visit

Skip to Main Content
Roane State Community CollegeRoane State Community College

Roane State Community College

Reconnect. Free tuition for adults. Get started now. See RequirementsFree tuition for adults. Get started now. See Requirements
Workforce Programs
RSCC Home>
Starting/Growing Your Business

Starting/Growing Your Business


We can help you learn how to start, manage and grow a business from writing a business plan and finding funding, through the daily aspects of managing finances and human resources, promoting your business and managing growth, all the way to succession planning.

Tennessee Small Business Development Center

Cumberland Business Incubator

Tennessee Small Business Development Center

logo for small business development centersThe Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) affiliated with Roane State provides several resources and services to entrepreneurs and business owners. The center provides classes, workshops, free confidential counseling and training services. We can help you learn about business issues including, but not limited to:

  • Business plans, licenses, structures
  • Business financing, sources of capital, financial planning
  • Marketing, website development, social media strategy, e-commerce
  • International trade, government contracts
  • Growth planning, technology planning

To learn more, visit

Cumberland Business Incubator

logo for Cumberland Business Incubator

The Cumberland Business Incubator (CBI) provides an environment for development of new business ideas and growth of existing businesses including:

  • Business Assistance—Business Coaching, Mentors, Marketing, Access to capital
  • Business Concept Validation—Business Model Canvas, CO.STARTERS programs, Pitch events
  • Business Development and Growth—Classes and workshops, Lunch and Learns, Networking opportunities, Focus Groups, Ask the Experts events, Accelerator programs
  • Business Space—Co-Working spaces, Tenant offices, Tenant Labs, Conference rooms, Classrooms, Receptionist
  • Innovation Center—Access to 3D printing and other prototype development resources
  • Manufacturing Space—Tinker/Maker space, Manufacturing space, Loading dock
  • Customized Business Training to meet your business needs

The Cumberland Business Incubator is the region’s innovation center for business.

“Where Growing Your Business is Our Business”

2569 Cook Road, Crossville Tennessee 

For more information, please visit us at or call us at 931-456-4910



Jutta Bangs • (865) 483-2668 • Click name for email address

Connect with us

© Roane State Community College

Roane State Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity or national origin, sex, disability, age, status as protected veteran or any other class protected by Federal or State laws and regulation and by Tennessee board of Regents policies with respect to employment, programs, and activities.​​​​​​​ View full non-discrimination policy.

Tennessee's Community Colleges

Report Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998