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SpringBoard, the program that itself sprung out of CreateHere, returns to help creative types/entrepreneurs discover what it really take to launch a successful business. The nine-week class begins Sept. 17 and is sponsored this time round by the Urban League.
“Our goal is to encourage free enterprise, giving aspiring entrepreneurs the freedom to operate and compete in today's marketplace. We know that a free enterprise system can produce phenomenal results and Chattanooga is an encouraging climate for entrepreneurship,” said Warren E. Logan, Jr., president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga.
Participants meet with other entrepreneurs, business mentors, marketing and financial experts. Business owners receive inside information about what is involved in raising capital to grow their businesses, what leaders and investors look for, and marketing and business trends.
Cost is $100, which includes course materials and instruction. Class sessions are 6 – 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 17 – Nov. 12. Contact the Urban League at (423) 756-1762 for more information. Access the SpringBoard application at ulchatt.net/entrepreneurship-center/springboard
SpringBoard is supported by the City of Chattanooga, Brightbridge, Co-Lab and the National Urban League.