Fall 2005 Entrepreneurship Seminar

Heather Tucker

Things I Have Learned and Things You Should Not Do

Heather Tucker, Monteagle, TN. After attending Middle Tennessee State University and writing her business plan in her Entrepreneurship class, Heather founded Native Spirits organic food and supplements. Retail space and time are now crucial elements as she decides how to expand her product lines and meet customer needs.

Oliver Tribble

The Pains of Growth

Oliver and Beth Tribble, Murfreesboro, TN. After retiring from a managing engineering consulting position at Nissan, Oliver, along with his wife Beth Tribble, CPA, bought into a Play it Again Sports franchise. The first store was opened in 1997. Their current location has been in business for two years and is twice the size of the original store location.

Roland L. Jones

Stand Up, Stand Out, and Serve

Roland L. Jones, Nashville, TN. Roland Jones was the first black franchise owner, the first black franchise business department manager, and the first black Tennessee franchisee with the McDonald's Corporation. He is now releasing a new book, and serves on numerous boards as well as Middle Tennessee State University's President's Advisory Council. He knows how to stand up, stand out, and serve (as well as how to get an audience to do the same).