Success Story: The Catering Companies & Bell Mill Mansion

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

Sources of business funding: Contact 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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Success Story: Intrinsic Balance Chiropractic & Health Services

Success Story: Intrinsic Balance Chiropractic & Health Services

Alabama woman makes adjustment from franchise manager to chiropractic practice owner Dr. Morgan Fountain first named her business “Intrinsic Balance” as part of a project during her final year of chiropractic school. “Opening your own practice and being an entrepreneur is the end goal for most chiropractic students, but for me it was this amorphous

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How to: Government Contracting for Veteran-Owned Businesses

Government contracting for Veteran-owned businesses

Government contracting and procurement tips for vetrepreneurs GWACs, IDIQs, T&M – oh my! To a new business owner, these acronyms look like alphabet soup. To government entities, they look like work. But to a veteran business owner competing for a government contract, “GWAC, IDIQ, and T&M” look like opportunity. To start off, the terms, “GWAC,

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SUCCESS STORY: X-Cel Business Products

Client success story: X-Cel Business Products

Former State employee launches office and medical supply business For more than 20 years, Memphis-based business owner Lonzell “Lonnie” Yates has operated X-Cel Business Products LLC to provide customers with “quality products and services that enhance customers’ productivity and profitability.” But he wasn’t always an entrepreneur. After a long career working in minority business development

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This Summer: Free workshops for Pathway Lending clients

Free workshops for Pathway Lending loan clients

Summer classes for entrepreneurs at Pathway Lending Education is a critical part of our mission, so we’re offering free and reduced workshop rates for Pathway Lending loan clients this summer. Here are just a few of the workshops we’re offering this summer:   QuickBooks Online: Bootcamp for Business A crash-course on how to manage your

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