Can business planning bring prosperity to an overlooked neighborhood? From barbecue barons to creative residents, LAUNCH is proving Read more
After living away from Chattanooga for some years, I returned to the area broke without direction.
I had a lot of ideas floating around in my head and didn’t know how to make sense of them. Since most of them involved some sort of business, I figured the Launch class was a good place to start. Read more
Can business planning bring prosperity to an overlooked neighborhood? From barbecue barons to creative residents, LAUNCH is proving that entrepreneurs are critical to Glass Street’s revitalization.Working in partnership with this development program, Glass House Collective recruited a dozen potential participants from our own backyard. From their, LAUNCH volunteers carried them through a 10-week business planning curriculum adapted from the Company Lab’s time-tested SpringBoard program.With a better sense of feasibility and impact, our budding business owners have graduated into the community and today play an important role in the district’s renewal.
Graduated 12 entrepreneurs, including immediate neighbors and Chattanooga residents interested in putting down roots nearby.