Support for small businesses available now through Renew Nashville

October 5, 2020 / Share:


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From closures to layoffs, COVID-19 has affected Nashville’s small businesses in a big way – but we’re here to help!

Today, we are so excited to launch Renew Nashville, a citywide initiative designed to provide small businesses and entrepreneurs negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with expertise and resources aimed at increasing their rate of survival. We’re partnering with five local nonprofits, including Pathway Lending, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, Nashville Business Incubation Center, Conexión Américas working together to help small businesses survive and move beyond current challenges, no matter what industry they’re in. 

“Entrepreneurship has always played a vital role in our Nashville economy, and the toll from the pandemic is challenging at many levels,” said Jane Allen, CEO of the EC. “But if there’s one thing I know about this community, it’s that we come together—we are resilient. We are working together to take the right actions to help our city recover and be better—that’s ‘Renew Nashville’.”

Funded by Metro Nashville through the Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, this program will give Davidson County entrepreneurs and small business owners access to entrepreneurial resources at no cost. These include:

  • Community Workshops – Opportunity to attend virtual workshops through the remainder of 2020 on a myriad of relevant topics such as digital marketing, financial modeling, video marketing, business strategies and how to effectively engage remote teams

  • Networking Groups – Connection to other business owners and leaders in a variety of industries ranging from lifestyle businesses and entertainment to hospitality and restaurants to healthcare and technology

  • Speaker Series – Business leaders sharing their stories and experience on making difficult decisions, pivoting their business models and finding news ways to survive and adapt

  • One-on-One Advising – Access to the EC’s roster of advisors through the EC mentoring program that enables participants to connect with experts in their fields

  • Existing EC Programming – Opportunity to participate in any of the EC’s existing programming including incubators, learning cohorts and more 

Has your business been affected by COVID-19? Are you  an entrepreneur looking for information on how to make the transition through this difficult time? Apply today to claim your spot in Renew Nashville, and receive access to critical resources for no cost! 

Have questions? Visit Renew Nashville online to find out more about this program, sign up for an info session, or apply!

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