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We recognize this is a challenging time for our community, and for communities around the country. 
In an effort to flatten the curve, the LAUNCH team is working remotely, prioritizing the safety of our staff and community. This is an unprecedented event, and we're working hard than ever to support and guide the entrepreneurs we serve. We're also still offering training to those who are trying to make the best of this unique time to develop a business idea they have. 
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As our country reinvents itself, new businesses are being born every day and support structures are key to the viability of these businesses. LAUNCH offers business training, support, and affordable resources to underrepresented entrepreneurs, empowering them to create sustainable, successful businesses allowing their families and communities to thrive.



LAUNCH CHA exists to build a thriving Chattanooga where every individual who dreams of a business can be confident that the community will stand with them, removing obstacles and creating opportunities for their success.


8 years

289 Businesses Supported

331 Jobs created

What Our Entrepreneurs are Saying

Felicia Jackson

“My LAUNCH class started out as several strangers talking about their dreams and goals as future business owners. In the end, we became each other's’ cheerleaders, friends and family. Although I’ve finished class, I still refer to my course manual and talk to the people at LAUNCH. When you graduate from the 10-week course it doesn’t end there. LAUNCH continues to help you along your journey.”

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Mahogany Hudgins

“My business was already operating when I started LAUNCH. The course was worth my time as I learned how to manage product cost, caring for each customer, and business management skills."

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Carol White

“LAUNCH was an integral part of getting my business started. They helped me answer the questions of how, when, where and why. During the 10-week course, I was able to lay out a plan and move forward.”

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