Green Cube Solutions from Business Idea to Brick and Mortar Business

Green Cube Solutions from Business Idea to Brick and Mortar Business

 

Green Cube Solutions, LLC

Blountville, TN

15 employees

 

Situation

  • In 2012, Joseph Powers founded Green Cube Solutions, LLC, which provides standard intermodal shipping containers for sale or lease.
  • In 2017, Mr. Powers needed additional space to house his business.

 

Solution: How the SBA helped

  • Mr. Powers reached out to the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at East Tennessee University in Johnson City, Tennessee.
  • The SBDC provided counseling guided Mr. Powers with developing  a business plan and estimating for growth
  • This counseling assisted Mr. Powers in starting the business and obtaining a conventional loan for Green Cube to purchase land and build a facility to house the business.

 

Successful Impact/Outcome

  • In 2017, Green Cube purchased and built its own facility.
  • The business has expanded its territory from the state of Tennessee to most the Southeastern United States and increased its sales from $100,000 to in excess of $2 million.
  • Additionally, in 2014, Mr. Powers created a spin-off business which leases the containers as dumpsters for construction debris.
Company Name: 
Green Cube Solutions, LLC
Location: 
Blountville, TN