We’re Official & A Big Thank You!

Last Tuesday, NBIC revealed it’s new home in Germantown. It was so great to see our partners, sponsors, graduates, clients and friends come together to celebrate our new center space. Thank you for always being the support NBIC continually needs to help fulfill our mission of growing businesses “from tiny acorns to might oaks”.

Our new center move will allow us to focus on helping “mom and pop” businesses grow by meeting them where they are. Through our new co-working space addition, dedicated desks, and workshop series we will be able to address barriers encountered by women, minority, and veteran firms.

Also, a special thanks to the Nashville Chamber for presenting the ribbon cutting. We are especially thankful for two of our Alumni, Brenda Odom of U-Kno Catering and Emanuel Roland of Roland’s Photography for their generous donations.  Ms. Odom provided all of the delectable appetizers and homemade tea (that should be bottled and sold, asap). While Mr. Roland brought out The Roland Experience and allowed guests to take a tour of his mobile headshot experience. Additionally, thanks to Kirbee Miller of Kinimi Kitchen for providing her famous Cajun Pop Popcorn.

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Adopt-A-Family 2016

To celebrate the giving spirit of the holidays, we here at the NBIC, with help from our friends at the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency, have decided to show some love to a local MDHA family. A wonderful family will receive gifts hand wrapped by our very own with love. We admire the determination and tenacity of each family we connect with each year.

The recipient of our Adopt-A Family program is a  mother of five children and full-time (M-F) nursing student accepted into the September 6, 2016 Practical Nursing Program at Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville. This responsible mother is also afforded the opportunity to work part-time at Mary Queen of Angels with the help of a wonderful grandmother. Her strong drive to capture a dream and secure a better life for her children is very evident. Sponsoring and assisting with a hand-up was met without pause for this deserving family.

MDHA Social Service Coordinator, Yvette Moore states, “I have worked very closely with the families supported by NBIC each year and sponsoring them means the world to our organization!”

Happy holidays!

2016 Global Entrepreneurship Week Event Gallery

November 15th, 2016| Newsletters| no comments

Global Entrepreneurship Week was held November 15-17, 2016 in partnership with UPS Connect.

12 Social Networking Sites You Should Know to Help Your Business Reach an International Audience

November 1st, 2016| Entrepreneurs| no comments

Written by: Ashley Northington

Social media provides businesses with an opportunity to reach more people than ever before. Not only can businesses reach local audiences, social networking can also be used to reach a global market. Social media profiles with thoughtful, culturally appropriate content can help increase brand awareness among consumer groups in the country in which you wish to market.

However, global social media marketing goes beyond Facebook and Twitter. In fact some countries, like China, have restricted or banned residents from accessing Facebook and Twitter in favor in their own networks.

There are dozens of social media sites native to countries all over the world. To help you along, we’ve listed 12 social networking sites that may help you reach an international market.