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Tennessee Business Enterprises

This program provides an exciting business opportunity for persons who are legally blind, in the food service industry.

Federal and State laws grant a priority status to TBE managers in all government buildings to operate food service establishments but facilities can also be established in private sector locations. TBE generates approximately $20 million dollars a year in revenue and TBE managers average income is over $40,000 a year. 

Facilities range from full food preparation (café /restaurant) to vending machine operations.

TBE provides all necessary equipment, initial merchandise, support in repairing and replacing old equipment and technical assistance. The staff are available for consultation and to monitor operations for compliance with all laws and regulations.

The TBE manager is responsible for the day to day operation of the facility and their income is from the profits generated by sales.

For more information on this exciting opportunity, contact Ralph Stelzman :email (ralph@volblind.org) or call (423)586-3998 ext 33.


TBE instructor demonstrating vending machine loading to three students


 

TBE student opening oven door   

  TBE student using C.C.T.V. during class 

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