Derrick Moore, Emanuel Reed and Clinton Gray were inspired by the desire to create change.
They wanted to be examples of what can be done via teamwork, innovation, and overall determination. The three of them are all risk takers and value leadership and problem solving—so creating the Green Truck Moving Company fit right with their core values.
Reed was originally born in Akron, Ohio, but moved to Nashville at the age of seven. Moore and Gray are both native Nashvillians.
“I believe Nashville is making a great push to increase diversity,” said Reed. “While Nashville, like the rest of the country, has a long way to go we are behind this positive momentum.”
The three started a moving company and have now transitioned to opening a pizza restaurant. The number one objective of wealth building is diverse revenue streams. It has always been their goal to use their first business ventures as springboards into other things that they are each more passionate about.
They thank the Nashville Business Incubation Center (NBIC) for pushing them. The business owners share experiences, knowledge, resources, and connections.
“The staff is invested in your success. I originally had no idea how large the International Incubator community is. Our business, by way of the pushing and help from the NBIC, was awarded as one of the Incubator clients of the year by the National Business Incubation Association,” Reed said.
NBIC helps their clients have a thorough understanding of the business essentials like insurance, accounting systems, HR, taxes, and compliance. These overlooked things are perhaps the most important because they are what can put you out of business. The NBIC, stresses the importance of one of these almost daily.
Nashville can expect Moore, Reed and Gray’s businesses to continue to grow, employ more people, and innovate the markets that they serve. They also have some other cool ventures planned for next year.
Slim & Husky’s opened this month at 911 Buchan Street, Nashville, TN, 37208. People can expect a great atmosphere, great pizza and an overall great experience.