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 underrepresented entrepreneurs, empowering them to create sustainable, successful businesses allowing their families and communities to thrive.
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WHAT IS LAUNCH?
LAUNCH 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.
301 Businesses Supported
331 Jobs created
What Our Entrepreneurs are Saying
Susan M. Freeman
“During my experience in the 10-week course, I was taught the beauty of networking, time management and the basis of operating a business. One particularly great lesson for me was figuring out my break-even point and making a profit.”
"LAUNCH played a huge role in making my business what it is today. From the hands on teaching to the guest speakers, it has showed me the in's and out's of running a business. There has never been a question that went unanswered. The relationships and bridges that have been formed are priceless!"
“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.”