What is LAUNCH?

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 entrepreneurs who are underrepresented in our city, empowering them to create sustainable, successful businesses allowing their families and communities to thrive.







7 YEARS

231 BUSINESSES SUPPORTED

285 JOBS CREATED




Programs & Services

Find out about our programs and services. From High School Entrepreneurship to Business Entrepreneurship.

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Entrepreneur Spotlight



Yanetta Bowman

“Even though I had already started my business before enrolling in the Business Entrepreneurship Academy, LAUNCH played, and continues to play, a fundamental part of how I am managing my business.”



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Angie Adams

 “I have not only gained knowledge through taking the course but have gained friendships and a family network that I could not have on my own. Through the 10- week course, I have become more confident and knowledgeable allowing my business to be a success.  The tools LAUNCH provides are there!  You have nothing to lose and so much to gain!”



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JaMaal Macon

“I wouldn't be in the position I'm in with my business right now without LAUNCH. The class taught me my target market, hourly rate, startup costs and how to get my business license and insurance. It helped me eliminate the struggle to establish a foundation for my business. LAUNCH also connected me with people who could give me insight for my business.”



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