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 counseling to transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses or survivors living in Tennessee and Kentucky.
Pathway Lending was selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Veterans Business Development to be one of five new VBOCs across the country and one of just 22 nationwide.
“There are so many veterans in this region who are entering their next chapter in life with a determination to become entrepreneurs, and we’re honored to be able to provide them with a new dedicated resource center that helps strengthen their business practices and enables growth,” said Clint Gwin, President and CEO of Pathway Lending. “Our vision for the VBOC at Pathway Lending is to be a key player in connecting current and former military members with the resources they need to be successful business owners. Until now, veterans in Tennessee and Kentucky had to look outside their states for such resources, and we’re grateful that we’re now able to bring the resources closer to them.”
About the VBOC at Pathway Lending
The VBOC at Pathway Lending will be led by Reggie Ordonez, a Staff Non Commissioned Officer who specializes in leadership, management, curriculum development, and instruction. Services will include in-depth business consulting and classroom training on topics such as strategies for business expansion, cash flow management, and access to capital.
While based in Nashville, the VBOC at Pathway Lending will provide services across Tennessee and Kentucky, including education and coaching to transitioning service members located at Fort Campbell, Fort Knox, McGhee Tyson Air National Guard and Naval Support Activity at Mid-South Millington.
In addition to transitioning service members and veteran small business owners, VBOCs also serve other members of the military entrepreneurship community, including active duty service members, veterans of all eras, National Guard and Reserve component members, and military spouses who aspire to be or are existing business owners.
See photos from the Grand Opening on the VBOC at Pathway Lending Facebook page.
Learn more and register for services at pathwaylending.org/vboc today!