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.







8 YEARS

261 BUSINESSES SUPPORTED

331 JOBS CREATED




Programs & Services

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

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Entrepreneur Spotlight



Jennifer Holder

“Without the push of taking a class and the support of my classmates, I don’t know that I would have ever fully fleshed out the idea of The Chattery. Through the program, I met so many wonderful neighbors and others who all had wonderful ideas. These classes gave me the tools and resources to get started, and I’m extremely grateful for my experience through LAUNCH.”



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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.”



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Lisa Tumlin

“The 10-week Business Entrepreneurship Academy gave me the push I needed to go after my dreams. I never would have started The Springs House of Hope if I had not had been shown how hard work and help from people that believe in you can get you through the challenges that you face when starting a business.”



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