Growth Path

About Growth Path

Grow your minority or women-owned business with FREE expert advice.

Growth Path is a business advisory service designed to deliver hands-on expertise to minority and women owned small businesses in areas of financial management, human resources, sales, and marketing. Each cohort consist of 20 businesses and receive 20 hours of consulting from a local small business advisor. 


Business Advisory Service Areas

Selected business owners receive 20 hours of coaching from business experts in one of the three areas:

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There are so many ways to promote oneself these days. It can difficult for a small business to know what to do. We help small business owners reach their ideal customer with engaging messaging. With our help, you will stand out, increase brand awareness, and boost sales.

Sales & Marketing

Sales & Marketing

Understanding how to manage your business resources is key to business longevity. You need to know how to manage your cash flow, account for taxes, and more to survive. We will help you navigate the ins and outs of managing your business finances.

Financial Management

Financial Management

Employees are a critical component of any business. Managing talent is important, even for small businesses. Improve employee performance, commitment, and job loyalty with successful HR management. 

Human Resources

Human Resources

Our Impact On Businesses

The Minority Revolving Loan Fund for Growth Path Participants

As a Growth Path program participant, you are eligible for a small business loan through the HEF Minority Loan Fund. Loan amounts can range from $10,000 to $50,000 at a 5% fixed interest rate. For more information, contact one of our HEF loan officers at

Requirements for Admission

In business for at least 1 year
Annual revenues of $150K to $10M
At least 1 employee + owner
Located in Upper Manhattan
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