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Hiring: Senior Business Advisor

The Senior Business Advisor supports Pathway Lending’s goals, values, and philosophy by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence, quality service, commitment, and accountability. Two positions: Located in Middle Tennessee and East Tennessee POSITION SUMMARY: Under the policy direction of Pathway Lending and the supervision of the SVP Education and Entrepreneurship, this position focuses on providing administrative and client support with a strong ...
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Hiring: Business Advisor, Financial Analyst

The Business Advisor, Financial Analyst supports Pathway Lending’s goals, values, and philosophy by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence, quality service, commitment, and accountability. Located in Middle Tennessee- POSITION SUMMARY: Working under the policy direction of Pathway Lending and under the general supervision of the SVP Educations and Entrepreneurship,  this position provides support in administrative areas. The Business Advisor  is primarily responsible ...
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Hiring: Business Advisor, Construction Project Specialist

The Business Advisor, Construction Project Specialist (a term position), supports Pathway Lending’s goals, values, and philosophy by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence, quality service, commitment, and accountability Located in Middle Tennessee- POSITION SUMMARY: Working under the policy direction of Pathway Lending and under the general supervision of the  SVP Education and Entrepreneurship this term position is responsible for providing strategic advisory ...
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Hiring: Human Resources Coordinator

The Human Resources Coordinator (HR Coordinator) supports Pathway Lending’s goals, values, and philosophy by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence, quality service, commitment, and accountability. POSITION SUMMARY: Working under the policy direction of Pathway Lending and under the general supervision of the Chief People Officer (CPO) this position provides support in administrative areas. The H R Coordinator assists with all Pathway Lending’s human ...
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sip sip hooray! how the nashville small business recovery fund helped perfectly cordial scale

After owning a Nashville bartending service for several years, Rhonda Cammon found a recurring theme in her customer base: customers wanted the experience of drinking exciting craft beverages without the alcohol. Leaning into her past work in hospitality, Rhonda brought to the table exactly what her customers needed, and in 2019 Perfectly Cordial was born. After finding success in the ...
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Rooted in style the success of a natural affair

Following a seed of inspiration planted by her mother, TaKeisha Berry-Brooks decided to shift her career focus from hair stylist to full-time business owner when she opened A Natural Affair Beauty Lounge in Memphis, Tennessee in 2008. After witnessing her mother’s own natural hair journey, TaKeisha wanted to cultivate a space to serve clients with natural hair or those transitioning ...
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Becoming a sock star with pathway lending crescent sock company

Crescent Sock Company is a 121-year-old sock mill in rural Niota, Tennessee.  Founded to create jobs in its small community, it is now managed by the fourth generation of the founder, Cathy Allen, with support from her sister, Sandra Boyd, and nearly 100 employees. Strategically located near the train depot, the location was optimal for receiving raw materials and distributing ...
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From the court to the chair legacy barbershop

After committing to Middle Tennessee State University on a basketball scholarship in 2017, Gregory Dixon, founder and owner of Legacy Barbershop, anticipated being in the business of sports, not haircutting. Due to an injury before his season started, Gregory decided it was time to shift in a different direction and picked back up his old sport of cutting hair. Upon ...
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Pathway Lending Deploys $9.5 Million In New Markets Tax Credits to Transform Vacant Memphis High School, Catalyzing A Vibrant Community Campus And Over 450 Jobs

Project breathes new life into 270,000 square foot school building, evolving into hub for technical skills training, health care services, robust work force development, athletic and fitness opportunities and more Pathway Lending, a Tennessee-based nonprofit, and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), announced today its Pathway Lending CDE (a Certified Community Development Entity) has provided $9.5 million in New Markets Tax ...
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What is a line of credit?

Understanding Business Lines of Credit (LOC) The main advantage of a Line of Credit is the ability to borrow only the amount needed and pay interest only on the amount borrowed. How a LOC works: Typically, a LOC is for 12 months. It’s short term. It’s a pre-set borrowing limit normally used for working capital to operate a business. The ...
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Understanding revenue and expenses

The main goals of any business is to drive revenue and profitability. However, some business owners may not fully realize the importance of tracking their revenue in detail, along with the money their business spends. Not every business owner is an accounting expert, but a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to tracking revenue and expenses. ...
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Steps to increase profitable growth

Success is defined differently by every person. In business, success is often defined by consistent profitable growth. Below is a checklist with simple questions you can ask yourself to assess how well you are positioned for profitable growth and what changes you can make to ramp up future growth. First you must understand where your business is. Then, identify what ...
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