SpringBoard is an eight-week business development course that outlines what it takes to start and run your own business.
SpringBoard educational programs offer business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs an introduction to sources and uses of capital to finance the growth of their businesses. Employing the expertise of successful entrepreneurs, lenders and investors, the program provides attendees inside information about what is involved in raising capital to grow their businesses, what lenders and investors look for, and what resources are available in the community to assist businesses in preparing for, securing and employing appropriate sources of capital.
“This class is perfect for the man or woman who has always wanted to start a new business, but did not have the business tools or mentors available,” said Warren E. Logan, Jr., President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga. “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.”
SpringBoard is supported by the City of Chattanooga, Brightbridge, Co-Lab and the National Urban League.