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Pathway WBC Welcomes New Members to Board of Advisors

Get to know Jacqui Hayes, Kenya Nelson Stevens, and Christy Pruitt-Haynes – three strong new additions to the Pathway Women’s Business Center 2019 Advisory Board. This year, we’re welcoming three new members to our Board of Advisors. Jacqui Hayes, Kenya Nelson Stevens, and Christy Pruitt-Haynes join seven other accomplished advisors whose distinct entrepreneurial journeys collectively

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Strength In Numbers: Partnerships, Being Bold and Women In Business

The Current State Of Women And Minority Business Owners Women in business continue to make gains year after year. As of 2017, women owned more than 11.6 million firms nationwide and generated $1.7 trillion in sales. That’s more than a 50 percent increase since 2007! The gains extend to minority entrepreneurs and women of color,

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Pathway Lending 101: Financing Businesses, Strengthening Communities

Our Women’s Business Center is a non-profit powered by the Small Business Administration that offers educational programming for entrepreneurs at all stages of business. We’re part of Pathway Lending, a mission-driven Community Development Financial Institution that finances businesses and strengthens communities. We’re a solutions provider and we want to help. Many of you know us

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What is SEO? How to Use Google to Grow Your Business

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a powerful way for businesses to make sure they’re showing up on search engines like Google and Bing. Google has grown to become the dominant tool for businesses online. A good SEO strategy could make the difference between your business tapping into new markets or falling behind competitors. We recently

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Women-Owned In Middle Tennessee: Resources for Your Business or Startup

Entrepreneurs and small business owners in Nashville, the Middle Tennessee region and across the state can choose from a wealth of resources to help start and grow their businesses. That’s likely one reason Tennessee ranked 10th in the U.S. in Kauffman’s Growth Entrepreneurship Index for the two-year period 2105-2017, according to LaunchTN’s 2018 analysis of

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Are you ready to make the federal government your client?  

4 simple steps for getting started Government contracts are a big opportunity for small businesses. The federal government allocates at least $5 of every $100 contract dollars to women and minority-owned small businesses each year, according to the Small Business Administration. State and local entities are following suit so that minority and women-owned businesses get

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Building Business Relationships Series: Successful Businesses Have Mentors

Taneka Cole credits her mentor’s motivation and advice with opening the doors to her body-positive bridal shop.  Research from the Small Business Administration proves a link between mentoring and small business success. This week, in our third installment of our series on building business relationships, we turn to Taneka’s mentorship story.   Taneka Cole wanted

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Building Business Relationships Series: A Better Approach to Networking

Interview with Pathway WBC Director Courtenay Rogers   In our building essential relationships for business series, we’re returning to the topic of networking this week to sort out the mixed data and messages we get on networking, a byproduct of our mixed feelings, that we covered last week. Today, in a short interview with Pathway

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