Energy Efficiency trending in schools

Why more educational institutions are going Green Classes are officially in session for the new school year, and students and faculty are off to a bright start…with energy efficiency that is! Investing in energy efficiency has become the newest trend for educational institutions across the country with hopes of reducing utility costs, creating healthier learning

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Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) at Pathway Lending Now Open in Nashville

The VBOC at Pathway Lending will offer free or low-cost in-depth training and counseling for transitioning service members to advance veteran entrepreneurship across Kentucky and Tennessee. NASHVILLE, TN – August 13, 2018 – Pathway Lending has just celebrated the grand opening of its Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), which will provide focused entrepreneurship training and

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Success Story: Ha.Le’ Mind and Body

Entrepreneur changes clients’ lives one movement at a time at integrative healthcare practice Janice Cathey immigrated to America from Vietnam at young age. Growing up, her mom was always offering soups and broths and tinctures and all sorts of salves to cure coughs and ward off illness. “I didn’t see it as medicine at the

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Success Story: Quinn Appliance

Mother and son duo cook up small business success at East Tennessee appliance store John Burcham spent five years as a sales rep for a high end kitchen appliance brand. But he dreamed of going into business for himself. “I’ve always been a free-spirit entrepreneur,” says John. “All the time I’d be driving around town

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HOW TO: Tap Into the Veteran Entrepreneurship Network

An overview of support services available for veteran business owners It begins with an idea. You have a great vision for a business venture, but may not know where to start. Or, you’re already a veteran business owner with big plans to continue growth. Regardless of your status – veteran, service member, National Guard, Reserve,

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Success Story: First Cumberland Properties

Developers partner with Pathway Lending to retain and renovate affordable multifamily housing in Tennessee Nearly 30 years ago, Phil Owen and Robert Trent founded First Cumberland Properties “to provide working families with extraordinary housing.” Now affordable housing industry leaders, Owen and Trent have utilized Pathway Lending’s Tennessee Affordable Multifamily Housing Fund on three projects to

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Success Story: Aenon Auto Recycling & Parts

Business owners prove success runs in the family at Cookeville salvage yard For Leonardo Vazquez, owning an automotive repair company was always the dream. From the age of 12, he’d learned the ropes of automotive body work, and became a master by 15. Working from a home-based garage in Mexico, Leonardo learned that as an

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Ways to Fund Your Business: Bootstrapping

How to bootstrap your business Bootstrapping means starting or growing your business with the resources you already have, without the use of outside funds. Here is a helpful article from Intuit QuickBooks on how to bootstrap a small business. Methods of bootstrapping your business include: -Personal Savings/Debt Many entrepreneurs budget carefully to build up their

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Success Story: The Catering Companies & Bell Mill Mansion

Solar farm at event hall marries lower energy bills and environmental stewardship Tara Plumlee grew up in the food industry – helping at her father’s barbecue restaurant from the age of 13. After trying her hand at owning and operating a restaurant, she started The Catering Companies in Chattanooga to give her a more flexible schedule

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Ways to Fund Your Business: Find an investor

Why investors seek small business owners to invest in and the risks you’ll face If you’ve ever watched Shark Tank, you may think this is how investors operate. While investors are great when looking to fund your small business, typically, it’s difficult to maintain control over the future direction of your business. Investors buy ownership

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