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2017 State of Women-Owned Business Report

American Express releases the Seventh Annual State of Women-Owned Business Report The American Express OPEN study has been published, and once again, the numbers are eye-opening. This year’s report finds that women-owned businesses have grown at a rate of 114% since 1997, 2.5 times faster than the national growth rate of 44% for all businesses. During

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Pathway WBC Success Story: Meredith Watson

Pathway WBC graduate opens doors of The Nashville School of Traditional Country Music Meredith Watson came to Pathway WBC with the idea for a powerful community education center that would preserve the heritage of traditional country music for generations to come. Through the Discover Cohort and some one-on-one counseling, she honed her plans, explored the

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Sister Schubert shares her story at Pathway WBC

Entrepreneur Patricia Barnes shares her story with entrepreneurs in Nashville As a founding partner of Pathway Women’s Business Center, Regions Bank has been a huge supporter of our work and mission. On October 24, the local Regions team brought Patricia Barnes, better known as “Sister Schubert,” to Pathway Women’s Business Center. Sister shared her story,

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Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Program

Do you know a woman entrepreneur who could benefit from the Tory Burch Foundation? Applications are open for the third year of the Tory Burch Foundation’s flagship Fellows Program! The Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Program is designed to provide female entrepreneurs the community of support they need to connect, learn, and grow their business. The deadline

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5 Pathway WBC Entrepreneurs Share Their Experience & Their Advice

What Nashville entrepreneurs learned at Pathway WBC  Since launching our cohort model earlier this year, Pathway WBC has graduated more than 20 local entrepreneurs from all industries and stages of business. As we gear up for our final flights of our Discover and Embark Cohorts this fall, we invited five of our most recent Embark

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Last Call for 2017 Cohorts this Fall!

Pathway WBC will offer one more flight of Discover and Embark Cohorts in 2017 If you’ve been thinking about starting a business or looking for a support system to help you grow an existing business, now is the time to join Pathway WBC. We offer relevant, affordable, and inclusive training for entrepreneurs at every stage

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Pathway WBC Success Story: Hollie Poole

Meet the entrepreneur behind skincare startup “Verum Essentials” Hollie Poole looks every inch the rock star with her spiked hair and black leather jacket. Three years ago she found a stronger calling – biology. Health issues led Hollie to start exercising, meditating, and paying attention to what she ate and put on her skin. So she

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Nashville Area Chamber: Leadership Connect

Nashville Area Chamber pilots small business community-building program Leadership Connect is a 6-month cohort for Nashville area small business owners to learn community and business leadership with Nashville’s top leaders, run by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. Leadership Connect Information from the Nashville Area Chamber: Starting a business can be an all-consuming endeavor for

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Cordia Harrington welcomes Pathway WBC to The Bakery Cos.

“The Bun Lady” talks shop with Pathway WBC’s Guide Cohort This summer, Cordia Harrington welcomed members of our Guide Cohort to her new Green Hills headquarters for The Bakery Cos. Harrington shared the ups, downs, and lessons she has learned on her journey to being one of the top female business owners in America. Here

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4 Methods to Pitch Your Business

Learn how to pitch your business idea with these tried and true formulas As an entrepreneur, you never know where or when you will meet potential customers or partners – in the elevator, at the grocery store, or even picking the kids up at school. Will you be ready to deliver a polished pitch when

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