Resources

Credit Reporting – Demystified

After completing this module on Credit Reporting, participants will be able to: Understand how credit reports are used in the underwriting of business loans; Apply common business practices and tools to help in proper credit reporting; Develop strategies to build or improve their business’ credit, and; Protect themselves from credit-related scams and know what to do if their business becomes a victim.

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Federal Government Designations – Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)

The Women-Owned Small Business Program is administered by the Small Business Administration. The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract program authorizes contracting officers to set aside certain federal contracts for eligible Women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) or Economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs).

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Financial Education Program: Online Modules

Are you financially empowered? Credit card bills, debt, and savings mare not the most fun to think through, but the financial decisions you make today will have a long-term impact on your life. This short interactive learning experience will prepare you with the right skills to manage your financial future!

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Frequently Asked Questions When Raising Capital

Determining what type of financing is best for your business can be challenging because there are so many factors to consider–from the stage of your business to how much it’ll cost to get the money–that just choosing a path to follow can be overwhelming. The SBA and Pathway Women’s Business Center are here to help

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Frequently Asked Questions When Seeking Training and Business Assistance

The following list of resources to help you take advantage of the several free counseling and training programs that are available to assist you in starting and growing your business. From low cost business training and free mentoring, selling to government, finding access to capital and expanding your business internationally, these partners can help get

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Frequently Asked Questions When Starting A Business

Starting a business is an exciting proposition, but it’s also an incredibly challenging undertaking. This page is a good point of reference for you, and the resources in this section will help you learn about what it takes and connect you with the right resources to successfully start a business.

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Frequently Asked Questions When Writing A Business Plan

Owning a business is an exciting proposition, but it’s also an incredibly challenging undertaking. Whether you’re just starting out, growing your business or seeking outside help, a well-thought-out business plan is the vehicle you need to get you there. This document will connect you with the right resources to help you stand out from the

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Getting Certified: What WBOs Need To Know

By Jacqueline Hayes, MBA Chief Marketing Strategist + Principal Crayons & Marketers  – Nashville, TN   The federal government’s goal is to award at least five percent of all federal contracting dollars to women-owned small businesses each year. This process can be daunting, but with the help of this checklist below, you will be well

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Governor’s Office of Diversity Business

The Governor’s Office of Diversity Business Enterprise (Go-DBE) encourages Minority Owned, Woman Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned and Small Business Enterprise firms interested in the state of Tennessee procurement opportunities to register for certification with the Governor’s Office of Diversity Business Enterprise. Learn more about the Governor’s Office of Diversity Business, click here.

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