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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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Be Bold Wrap-Up: Pathway WBC’s International Women’s Day Workshop

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The first International Women’s Day occurred in 1911, supported by over one million people. This year, Pathway hosted our first International Women’s Day workshop on Friday, March 8th, called “Be Bold” where we brought together experts to share their

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