Wells Fargo Awards Pathway Lending With $343,000 For COVID Recovery

Pathway Lending is one of nearly 1,000 nonprofits nationwide awarded funds by the Wells Fargo Foundation to support businesses and communities impacted by COVID-19. With a grant of $343,000, Pathway Lending will expand its efforts to address immediate and longer-term needs for small businesses across Tennessee. COVID-19 interrupted businesses seemingly overnight and Pathway Lending understands

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Press Release: Pathway Lending Secures $150,000 Regions Foundation Grant for Tornado Recovery Response

Proceeds Support Expanded Advisory and Educational Services and Small Business Rapid Recovery Loans Up to $50,000 for Storm-Impacted Small Businesses in Middle Tennessee NASHVILLE (April 23, 2020) – Pathway Lending, a nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI) designated by the U.S. Treasury, announced the Regions Foundation has awarded Pathway a $150,000 grant in support of

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U.S. Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan Basics

Effective March 20, 2020 Tennessee is a declared state for Coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster assistance. If your business has been impacted, you can now apply at no cost for a disaster assistance loan. What does this mean for small business owners across Tennessee? It means you can apply to the SBA for an Economic Injury Disaster

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Client Profile: Nashville Olive Oil Co

When Michelle and Jeff Quimby first married, they couldn’t put a meal together and began frequenting a small gourmet food shop in town. The Quimbys credit the shop’s owners with helping them discover a love for learning to cook with high-quality products. As their confidence grew, they became avid users of infused and flavored olive

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Client Profile: Power of Clean Energy

In the few short years since launching, Power of Clean Energy (PCE) has built a thriving business as a trusted energy efficiency consultant helping nonprofits, schools and churches across the Southeast save money with brighter, safer campuses, facilities, classrooms and worship halls. The Nashville firm has set itself apart in the fast-growing market with its

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3 Fears Every Entrepreneur Must Overcome

Owners of Bradley’s and Knoxville Chocolate Company, Brad and Joy Hamlett, found themselves in a scary situation after purchasing a 100-year-old candy factory: Sales were flat but expenses doubled. “I just remember times when we felt like how are we going to make it? Something has to give,” said Joy. While the candy business might

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Understanding Your Competitive Advantage

As an entrepreneur your competitive advantage must be front and center in your mind. It sets you apart and is essential to your business success. To understand and define your competitive advantage you need to know three things: your business, your customers and your competition. Through an in depth knowledge of your products and services,

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