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Last year, American households racked up more than $57 billion of new credit card debt, according to a new survey from CardHub, and 19 percent of Americans report that they continue to spend more than they make. A Harris survey shows that 60 percent of Americans don't have a rainy day fund and only two in five have a budget. WalletHub recently ranked Tennessee among the bottom 10 states for…
6 Mar

LAUNCH Announces $100 for 100 campaign

March 6, 2015     News

LAUNCH expects to reach the milestone of helping 100 people successfully start new businesses this year.  To celebrate, LAUNCH—a local organization that aims to empower community members through entrepreneurship, job training and mentorship—has created a campaign to raise $100,000 that will be used to support more entrepreneurs.  "LAUNCH continues to empower entrepreneurs, many of…
5 Mar

LAUNCH Announces $100 for 100 Campaign

March 5, 2015     News

In 2015, LAUNCH anticipates reaching the milestone of 100 entrepreneurs that have successfully started businesses with the help of their Business Entrepreneurship Academy. LAUNCH continues to empower entrepreneurs, many of whom have overcome significant setbacks in life, in turn helping to alleviate poverty in Chattanooga and making a difference in the community. With that commitment comes the…
24 Feb

Episode 14: Startups Get Lots of Resources

February 24, 2015     News

Launch is an organization that aggressively seeks out disadvantaged individuals in underserved neighborhoods and teaches them how to start and manage their own small businesses.  Co-Founder Hal Bowling has helped change lives by helping people achieve financial stability through both part-time and full-time business ownership.  Hal works with the unemployed and underemployed in 4 key…
14 Feb

Entrepreneur launches nonemergency transporation business

February 14, 2015     News

Entrepreneur Robin Davis was getting ready for an empty nest as her teenage daughter prepared to graduate high school. But after spending the past decades focused on her daughter, she wanted to find something to do when her daughter left.  "I have been praying about it and asking God to show me something that can help the community," she said.  The health care industry veteran saw a…
12 Feb

LAUNCH Entrepreneur Celebrates Grand Opening

February 12, 2015     News

LAUNCH entrepreneur Robin Davis will celebrate the Grand Opening of her business, Loving Hands Helping Hearts Transportation this month. After more than 20 years in the medical industry, Ms. Davis decided it was time for a change.  She was inspired by a patient that came to her office, and shortly thereafter learned about the LAUNCH Business Entrepreneurship Academy.  Ms. Davis got more…