Who would have thought it would be illegal to make music in Nashville? Unfortunately, the city’s ban on home-based businesses means local musicians, hairstylists and other aspiring entrepreneurs face steep fines and potential imprisonment if any customers physically come to their homes to do business. Nashville residents Lij Shaw and Pat Raynor have both lived... READ MORE
Current Status of Lawsuit: The Beacon Center was victorious as the state legislature temporarily repealed the licensing requirement for animal massage. Stowe v. Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners The Story Have you ever worried that the government would swoop in one day and take away your livelihood? Or demand you immediately shut down the business you... READ MORE
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The Beacon Legal Foundation has just filed its first lawsuit against the State of Tennessee. READ MORE
See the benefits of Direct Primary Care in Tennessee and why more freedom in healthcare will help to solve some of our biggest problems. READ MORE
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Beacon checks in on its first ever Opportunity Scholarship recipient, Madison Ott. READ MORE
"Unfortunately, Beacon can only help one student while the Tennessee legislature has the opportunity to help thousands of children." READ MORE
Our latest video shows that like Amanda, terminally ill patients deserve hope. READ MORE
"Our new video details the inspiring story Marshall Shanks and the impact educational choice has had on his life." READ MORE
Check out the second video in our Obamacare Exposed series with State Senator Mark Green. READ MORE
Read the inspiring of Marshall Shanks from Memphis which shows the positive results of having a choice. READ MORE
Read the story of Ambrose Vargason and the possible impact school choice would have on his future. READ MORE
Our latest Pork Report video features the debacle known as Beale Street Landing, which cost Tennessee taxpayers $33 million with very little return. READ MORE
Watch the first video in our Pork Report series, which exposes the 2014 Pork of the Year. READ MORE
Check out the third video in our Obamacare Exposed series featuring Nicole Williams. READ MORE
Small business owner Steve Richards talks about the negative effect Obamacare has had on his business and employees. READ MORE
Read how choice can help students like it did with Memphis student Jeremy Upton. READ MORE
Join School Choice NOW and StudentsFirst for a discussion on opportunity scholarships at the City Cafe in Murfreesboro. READ MORE
Join Steve Moore & Terry Bowman to discuss the impact of the United Auto Workers' efforts to unionize the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. READ MORE
Nicholas Holland Nicholas Holland, referred to as a “serial entrepreneur” by the Nashville Business Journal, is the creative mind behind the latest new media venture, Populr.me, which helps clients create quick and effective one-page websites. Nicholas stepped down as CEO of CentreSource Interactive Agency to launch Populr.me, but continues to be active in the business.... READ MORE
Read the story of Jon and Linda Freeman, who's retirement is at stake due to the Hall Tax in Tennessee. READ MORE
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