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Promote your business at Power Surge

Pathway WBC members and Pathway Lending clients invited to pitch at networking event Power Surge connects entrepreneurs and professionals from across our community. In 2017, the series welcomed leaders like Vanderbilt Women’s Basketball Head Coach Stephanie White and Conexion Americas co-founder Renata Soto, as well as entrepreneurs like Norma Paz of Las Paletas and jewelry designer

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Pitch your product to the Home Shopping Network

FREE “SCORE Your Dream” information session to pitch your product on HSN’s “American Dreams” HSN’s new weekly show, “American Dreams,” features a different entrepreneur and their products during each 30-minute segment. With more than 96 million viewers, pitching your products on HSN is an unbelievable opportunity! What’s even better is that each featured entrepreneur will

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2018 Pathway WBC Cohort launch dates

Opportunities to join Pathway WBC in 2018 Is this the year you take charge of your entrepreneurial destiny? Pathway WBC is here to help with all the resources and support you’ll need to navigate the busy life of a business owner. Our cohorts are a great community of small business dreamers just like you –

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Pathway WBC is looking for facilitators!

Deadline to submit RFP to become a Pathway WBC facilitator is Friday, January 19 Pathway WBC is currently accepting proposals from consultants to serve as third party service providers in the roles of instructors, facilitators, counselors and coordinators in support of Pathway Lending and Pathway WBC for activities held between February and December of 2018.

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Nominations for 2018 National Small Business Week Awards

Deadline to apply for national small business awards is January 9! The SBA’s National Small Business Week is April 29 through May 5, and you have until Tuesday, January 9 to nominate YOUR small business for an award. Click here for full details and instructions on eligibility and how to apply. National Small Business Week

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2017 Toast to Success Award Winners

Pathway WBC recognize successful female entrepreneurs Our annual “Toast to Success: Celebrating Women in Business” awards recognize a handful of individuals who have had a major impact on the center over the past year. Ready to find out who won? At the Pathway Lending Annual Open House, Pathway Lending and Pathway WBC staff announced this

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Training for entrepreneurs in Lebanon’s new coworking space

Pathway WBC Cohorts to launch at the Cumberland Ignite Lab in 2018 DECEMBER 7, 2017: Historic Lebanon has officially cut the ribbon on the “Cumberland Ignite Lab,” Wilson County’s new center for entrepreneurs. With a grant from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development this entrepreneurial hub is set to transform the way business

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Judith Bright interview

Scaling a small business is hard. How do you find the right employees? Ask any entrepreneur or business owner what their biggest struggle is, and most will say “I wish I could clone myself.” Since the next best option is finding good employees, we sat down with local entrepreneur and jewelry designer Judith Bright to

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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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