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Local entrepreneur and inventor Felicia Jackson recently auditioned to be on the business pitch television show "Shark Tank," and whether she makes the show or not, she's moving passionately toward production, she said.  Her product is called CPR Lifewrap, which is a disposable plastic sleeve that covers the torso of a person in need of CPR. It has a mouth barrier—which guards against…
18 May

Teenage LAUNCH graduate starts second business

May 18, 2015     Nooga.com     News

Entrepreneur Derelle Roshell, 19, found his passion for business as a high school student when participating in a LAUNCH program, and now he's starting his second business—a security company. "I've always had an interest in law enforcement," he said. "And I've always gone to events and noticed the gap between security and the crowd." The business is called G-Force Security, and he is already…
One of the companies selected this year by Launch Tennessee to participate in The TENN was eDivv. Casey Casterline, eDivv's Founder, noticed that she was not using all the cosmetics she received in her monthly Birch Boxes. She suspected that she was not alone, so she created eDivv, an online marketplace that allows people to trade and/or purchase cosmetics. Casey's hunch has been proven correct,…
13 Apr

Chattanooga becoming a growing place for business

April 13, 2015     Times Free Press     News

Big and small business builders alike can take a stab at building a company in Chattanooga and find the support they need to do it. The hub, especially for tech-inclined entrepreneurs: The Company Lab. Co.Lab's accelerator programs, particularly GigTank, most recently have launched Feetz, 3-D Ops and GridCure, to name a few. Go back more than a year, and Will This Float gave a push to Granola,…
The low-key location of the clinic, QuikSurg, is strategic -- if not symbolic, explains owner Dr. David C. Redd. When he decided to open his new surgical practice, he wanted it somewhere convenient, somewhere without the trappings of a medical park. In more ways than one, he wanted to move outside the traditional borders of medicine. After practicing for 30 years as a surgeon, Redd was fed up…
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…