Tennessee Immigrant and Minority Business Group (TIMBG)

Invites you to attend a special session 



TIMBG was founded by Drs. Ming Wang and Galen Hull in September 2013 to promote communication and interaction among immigrant and minority business owners through a series of monthly seminars. For further information see www.diversecutluralevents.comand www.TIMBG.org.


Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
30 Burton Hill Blvd., Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37215

Hosted by Ms. Jana Truman,Principal Broker at Middle Tennessee Business Brokers & Commercial Real Estate Affiliate Broker with Keller Williams (KW) Commercial

Nearly 30% of businesses bought or sold in the last year with Middle Tennessee Business Brokers included at least one party that was either an immigrant or a minority.

At our special session we will address topics like these:

1. You see a need in your community, maybe you are thinking about starting a business but want don't have the equipment or expertise to do it. Have you thought about buying an existing business? How and where can you find one that will fit your needs?

2. Maybe you have a family member who wants to come to America and is thinking about applying for either the E2 Visa or L1 Visa. How can you find a business that qualifies? How can you negotiate and compete with other investors to be successful?

3. As a business owner, you have worked hard to build your business. You have created something of value, but now you need to sell. What do you do? Who can you trust?

This TIMBG event aims helping minorities and immigrants break the barriers to business ownership and maximizing the value of their businesses when they are ready to sell. Members of the Middle Tennessee Business Brokers team will talk about business buying, selling and investing.

Middle Tennessee Business Brokers has the largest amount of business listings in the Nashville region. Their goal is to sell your business while allowing you to run your business, selling it in the least amount of time and with the least amount of inconvenience to you. Using their very large database of potential buyers and state-of-the-art techniques, they discretely help find qualified buyers, negotiate and structure the transaction, manage due diligence and coordinate the closing. When you are buying, They help you hone your objectives, find businesses that may be a good fit, negotiate, help you write and present the offer, and guide you until the deal closes. Whether buying or selling, they help keep the gears of the transaction running as smoothly as possible.

In the second part, members of TIMBG will be given time to talk about their businesses and ask questions. Now into its second year, the Tennessee Immigrant and Minority Business Group maintains a database of over 350 persons, engaged in businesses and non-profit organizations.

jana truman

Jana Truman—615.260.2807

Principal Business Broker
Jana is a business broker, intermediary and licensed Realtor® with KW Commercial Real Estate. She is an entrepreneur herself and has owned several businesses and understands the challenges that business owners can face having been on all sides of the table. She has extensive skills in business valuations, commercial and residential real estate valuation, and negotiations. She has 17 years of business-to-consumer and business-to-business marketing expertise. Jana graduated from Brigham Young University. Jana is a member of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors and subscribes to their code of ethics.


chuck paetz

Chuck Paetz—615.593.3847

Business Broker

Chuck is a business broker and has been a commercial real estate agent since 2007. He has prior work experience as a general contractor and insurance agent over the last 25 years. He is a graduate in business administration from Middle Tennessee State University in 1990. Chuck has been a resident of Middle Tennessee for 31 years. Services offered: Listings, Commercial Real Estate, Mergers and Acquisitions.