New membership and class models in 2017!

Pathway WBC rolls out cohorts for entrepreneurs and startups

Here at Pathway Lending and Pathway WBC, we are always looking for ways to serve small business owners and entrepreneurs in every stage of business. In 2017, we are rolling out our latest offering – a new cohort model for membership and classes!

What is a cohort? A cohort is group of people who move through the same course sequence at the same time, together. You’ll meet your classmates on the first day of class and be with that same group for the duration of your cohort. You collectively begin and end your cohort as a group, creating dynamic conversations and accountability.

We will be offering four “Pathway Cohorts,” based on where you are in your business:

Level 1: Discovery
“I have an idea for a business, but I’m not sure where to start.”
Launches March 2017 and includes Lean Canvas curriculum and business and financial fundamentals, plus one-on-one coaching with PWBC staff. Discovery classes will be on Tuesday nights from 6:00pm-8:0pm.


Level 2: Embark
I’m ready to launch my business, but I need the structure and tools like a business plan, projections and forecasting and a pitch deck.”
Embark includes seven weeks of Thursday night classes, and includes LivePlan training to create a business plan, projections, a pitch deck, plus mentoring and more. This is our first cohort to launch, with sessions starting on Thursday, February 2.


Level 3: Navigate
“My business is up and running. I’ve got the basics down and I’m growing – hiring staff, setting higher goals and dealing with new challenges. I need some targeted guidance to successfully navigate this rapid growth phase.”
Navigate is a 12-month cohort and includes Top 6 programming and peer mentoring. Please attend our next “Try Before You Buy” Navigate Cohort information session to see if this cohort is right for you! That information session is held the THIRD Tuesday of every month at rotating locations from 11:30am-1:30pm. Please visit our Events Calendar for location details and to register.


Level 4: Guide
I have a stable, growing business and I want to get over the $1 million mark.”
Launches Summer 2017 and has two independent components: a twelve-month cohort using Women’s Advantage programming and project-based, in-depth professional mentoring using Ignite 360® programming. Stay tuned for investment levels and launch timeline!


Want to join a Pathway Cohort?

The starting point for all Pathway Cohorts is to take a Blue Sky class, which are offered a few times a month for just $5. Visit our Blue Sky page for details and registration!

We will continue offering many standalone classes, like QuickBooks for Business Bootcamp and Preparing Access to Capital, plus partner workshops and events like our AARP Work for Yourself@50+, Financial U, Tech Academy and more!

Stay tuned for more information on our website, sign up for our weekly newsletter for the latest class offerings, and like our Facebook page for announcements, photos and fun.

Thank you to all of our coaches, supporters, and entrepreneurs – with your help we are supporting businesses and strengthening communities, and we could not do our work without you!