Minority Owned Business Resources

Tennessee Resource Map

Tennessee is home to a number of business advisers and resource providers for existing and new businesses. Pathway Lending has created the following interactive map of our statewide partners to help users find local and regional business resources and advisers.

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Tennessee Uniform Certification Program

The Tennessee Uniform Certification Program (TNUCP) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Directory is a website that provides a directory of DBE and Airport Concessionaire Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) companies that are certified to conduct business in the state of Tennessee.

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The State of Tennessee Office of Business Enterprise

BERO serves as a voice for and advocate of disadvantaged businesses (DBE) statewide. For the purposes of BERO, DBE refers to businesses owned by women, minorities and veterans. It also refers to businesses operating in remote or rural areas of the state.

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U.S. SBA Encore Entrepreneurship for Women

This introduction to business planning is directed to women over the age of 50 who are interested in pursuing a second career and launching their own business. https://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/training/encore-entrepreneurship-women

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Women’s Business Enterprise Certification

: The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country.

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