Jasmine Hall’s first job in her teens was in medical collections, a role where she found a natural talent for understanding the terminology and explaining bills to patients. As a young mother, Jasmine was looking for a higher paying career that would also allow her to spend more time with her daughter. After seeing a commercial for medical coding school, she decided to put her talents to use and earn her Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification.
Jasmine used the business plan template from SBA.gov to apply for her loan from Pathway Lending to open MedCode Professional Career Academy.
“I think going into a lender’s office can be intimidating, but Pathway Lending was different. They were very supportive and so excited about my idea,” says Jasmine.” They were very open to the idea and said ‘let’s do this together.’ So after ten years of planning and working toward my dream, MedCode Professional Career Academy
With a $15,000 SBA microloan from Pathway Lending, Jasmine purchased the curriculum license, all the equipment she need to teach, and started meeting with her Pathway Lending business advisor, Phylicia Coleman Moye to expand her medical billing professional development company. She and Jasmine meet regularly to “roll up their sleeves” and dig into QuickBooks, social media, business systems, and more.
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