Spring 2005 Entrepreneurship Seminar
A Recipe for Success: Quality People and High Standards Are the Foundation of Cracker
Barrel Old Country Store
Cy Taylor, Lebanon, TN Cy Taylor started with Cracker Barrel in 1978 when the company
had sixteen stores. Now there are 517! Taylor stresses keeping things simple, "pleasing
people," mutual respect for all employees and guests, ethics, and building a strong
Pursuing Dreams: Avoiding Nightmares
Carol Creel, Murfreesboro, Tennessee A former corporate executive turned interior
designer turned sailor/dive master is now pursuing one of her long term dreams --
she owns an espresso bar. Located one block off Murfreesboro's historic square, e.Spresso
Shelf welcomes everyone from professionals to seniors and students.
No Man is an Island: Networking for the Small Business Owner
Bruce Huskey, Tullahoma, Tennessee An MTSU graduate, with a degree in English (followed
by additional studies), Huskey has been employed in finance and real estate for over
twenty-five years. He is currently President and CEO of Huskey Mortgage Services.
Huskey is a licensed mortgage broker and insurance agent, and a real estate agent,
and a certified secondary education teacher.