Setting Goals

“Here’s how I’m going to beat you. I’m going to outwork you. That’s it. That’s all there is to it.”
— Pat Summitt

The Perseverance of Pioneers

“All the pioneers were brave, hardy, patient and ambitious. Yet the Tennessee backwoodsman was the sturdiest of all. The daily menace of Indians, the bear, the panther, the wolf, and the rattlesnake, and their isolation from the thickly settled communities of the East caused them to be self-reliant and independent.” (Moore, The Volunteer State, p.320)

Support Your Local Economy

Small businesses are incredibly important to the economy, both local and international. So, whether it is “Small Business Saturday” or not, shop local, work local, love your community.

The Beginning

“The adventures and the perils of Tennessee pioneers, their hearty sacrifices for the general good, their character for conduct and courage in war, their uniform devotion to the honour and greatness of the country, their rapid advance, and the impress of their wisdom, valour and patriotism which they have stamped upon their descendants, invite to the early history of their state the attention of every American, and secures the deepest regard of every Tennessean.”

SmallBiz Professionalism Tips

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” —Vince Lombardi

SmallBiz Interview Tips

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” — Winston Churchill

The Cumberland County Series

“May the time never come when the self-sacrificing toil and the daring hardihood of the pioneers of Tennessee will be forgotten or undervalued by posterity.” – Ramsey, Annals of Tennessee

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