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National networking organization for women opens Nashville chapter

Ellevate Network, the nation’s leading network for professional women, is launching a new chapter in Nashville on July 12th. With more than 40 chapters globally, Ellevate Network provides ambitious professional women with opportunities to connect with one another locally to expand their networks and develop their skills to be successful at work. The launch of

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Success Story: Southern Lights Electric

Makers transform profitable hobby into sustainable business with help of mentor team Almost by accident, Adam and Jamie Gatchel became business owners. When he wasn’t on the road as a touring musician, Adam was making lamps as a creative outlet, and soon their home was filled with custom designs. They decided to try selling their

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New workshops: Leadership for entrepreneurs and hiring for your small business

New leadership classes for entrepreneurs at Pathway WBC Leadership, team building, and strategic hiring are all critical skills for any small business owner. Pathway WBC is proud to offer two new workshops this summer to work on these focus areas. These strategic leadership sessions are regularly valued at $200, however through a partnership with Pathway

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Success Story: Christiana Afotey, owner of Threads by Dreads

First generation American shares Ghanaian heritage through bold fashion for the socially conscious As the youngest of four children in an immigrant family, Christiana Afotey fell in love with the rich Ghanaian culture and native language of her parents. “I wanted my own scarves and couldn’t find anything I really loved in the store, so

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When to break up with a bad business idea

3 red flags it’s not right for you. Most of us have dated a less than stellar person, and probably for much longer than was reasonable. When you’re too close and too committed to a bad situation, it can be hard to call it quits. Maybe you can’t see what is so obvious to everyone

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Know your numbers

Business financials are your most important decision-making tool. Use them wisely. According to a study from the Business Development Bank of Canada, “lack of financial management expertise is probably the single most common factor that causes otherwise successful firms to run into difficulties.” Business may be booming, but you shouldn’t make major decisions based on gut

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Lessons for entrepreneurs from Mignon Francois

Founder and CEO of The Cupcake Collection shares inspiration, motivation at Pathway WBC On May 3, Founder and CEO of The Cupcake Collection Mignon Francois was the guest of honor at Pathway WBC’s Power Surge, a networking event designed specifically for entrepreneurs. With her signature ear-to-ear smile, she shared her struggles and inspiration with more

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Mignon Francois is coming to Pathway WBC

The Cupcake Collection founder to speak at Women’s Business Center on May 3rd Mignon Francois, CEO and founder of The Cupcake Collection, is the guest of honor at our next Power Surge. Come hear her story as we join Mignon on her “Journey to Joy” in 2018. Small business owners and entrepreneurs from across the

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2018 SBA Virtual Conference

SBA hosts FREE three-day virtual conference to celebrate National Small Business Week! National Small Business Week is April 29th to May 5th, and the Small Business Administration is hosting a Virtual Conference for entrepreneurs and small business owners. This free, 3-day virtual conference will take place Tuesday, May 1 through Thursday, May 3.  This virtual conference

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Discover Cohort graduate Taneka Cole wins Pathway WBC pitch night

New entrepreneurs pitch their businesses to win training scholarship at Pathway WBC. Congratulations to the graduating members of our Discover 4 Cohort! Small businesses incubated in this round ranged from cupcake bakery and photographer to a beauty salon and colon hydrotherapy clinic. To celebrate their success we gathered friends and family for a graduation pitch

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