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Get the latest news! Stay connected to get the latest on what’s going on at Pathway Women’s Business Center, from blog posts to client success stories, press releases, and other related news items this page will keep you up to date. Check back frequently as this page is updated often.

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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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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