We’ve partnered with Corner to Corner and theLAB to offer more education opportunities for area entrepreneurs.
In 2017, Pathway WBC delivered more than 8,000 hours of business education. But there’s more to be done. and our newest partnerships will allow us to reach more entrepreneurs across the Nashville area. We’ve already announced our partnership in downtown Lebanon, and are now proud to partner with Corner to Corner and theLAB!
Founded in 2011, Corner to Corner is a Christian nonprofit that exists to extend hope to every corner of our community. They do this by “attacking the cycle of despair often caused by high-rates of incarceration,” in a model called “Connect, Invest, Grow.” Their recently launched Business Entrepreneur Academy is a 10-week course similar to our Discover Cohort.
Pathway WBC and Corner to Corner host “CEO Roundtables” every quarter as a way to for graduates of both programs to stay connected, keep learning, network, and creatively tackle obstacles they face.
At our December CEO Roundtable, attendees came together for dinner, and then tackled an accounting case study (a hypothetical opportunity for a small t-shirt shop to become the official tour vendor for Beyonce)! Small groups debated expansion and pricing decisions, calculated expansion costs, and determined the best path for the case study subject to pursue.
Click here to see photos on Facebook from our December workshop on Facebook.
At our March CEO Roundtable, attendees will be investigating social media marketing for their business, with a specific lab for using Facebook advertising and creating a content calendar. CEO Roundtables are invitation only for graduates of Corner to Corner and Pathway WBC.
theLAB is a membership based co-working community in Nashville’s Historic Germantown district. They provide the framework and tools to support members at an affordable rate. “With a culture that lends itself to entrepreneurship and creativity, theLAB accommodates various types of businesses, start-ups and industries.” the LAB offers mentorships, assorted courses and amenities that work to assist in the development and retention of solid and sustainable businesses.
Pathway WBC is bringing our popular Blue Sky Business Modeling Workshop to theLAB this spring. Click here for all our upcoming Blue Sky workshops, including our first workshop at theLAB on Thursday, March 22. Register for just $5, bring your lunch, and get a preview of everything Pathway WBC offers to help you start or grow your business.
We’re also bringing a CEO Roundtable to theLab on March 27 where we will explore a business accounting case study to explore a deceivingly simple situation and help a hypothetical fellow entrepreneur navigate obstacles we’ve all faced in business.
“There are countless entrepreneurs at every stage of business here in Nashville,” said Pathway WBC Director Leslie Hayes. “Partnering with impressive organizations like Corner to Corner and theLAB means we can reach more people, and build relationships that strengthen the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem.”
Learn more about how Pathway WBC can help you start or scale your business at an upcoming Blue Sky Business Modeling Workshop. If your organization is interested in partnering with Pathway WBC on education for entrepreneurs, please email Leslie Hayes.