Center for Economic and African American Business Success
ULGC Center for Economic & African American Business Success
The Urban League's Economic & African American Business Success strives to provide a culturally responsive ecosystem of support for minority-owned businesses and entrepreneurs to accelerate growth, expand networks and increase sustainability for business success.
Click here to complete our intake form and request support for your minority-owned business!
Check out this Resource: Entreprenuer Glossary
BIPOC Restaurant Accelerator Initiative
Chattanooga Area African American Business Ecosystem Assessment Results
The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga is leading an important effort to better support the growth of African American business owners through the newly established ULGC Center for Economic and African American Business Success. We are currently working in partnership with Pathway Lending, a Certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), in ways to expand access to capital for minority-owned businesses that are prepared to expand or scale up in the Chattanooga region. Through this partnership, we are conducting an assessment of the area business ecosystem to determine the current state of Black-owned businesses, the gaps in needed resources, and other emerging issues, post-COVID.
You may also learn more about the Urban League and Pathway Lending by visiting: www.ulchatt.net and https://www.pathwaylending.org/about/.
For questions regarding this survey please email Sarah Concepcion, ULGC Research and Policy Analyst at: email@example.com
Next Level Program
* A program administration fee of $250 will be billed to all individuals selected for the 2023 Next Level program through the Urban League.
The Urban League invests nearly $8,000 into the Next Level program (per participant) which is made possible by Urban League's presenting and supporting sponsors to include; TVA, Benwood Foundation and Truist Bank.
Small Business Relief
October Financial Literacy and Small Business Development Events
Please click on underlined links to register for each class
12:00 - 1:00 pm 6:00 - 7:00 pm 12:00 - 1:00 pm 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Entrepreneurial Training Program
October 18, 2022
every Tuesday thru December 4, 2022
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Credit and Money Management
October 6, 2022
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Available upon request
What does it mean to be a Resilient Small Business?
Ready (for a crisis) - Do you have what you need - documents and a plan - ready to be able to navigate a crisis? (what)
Relationships - Do you have the relationships to help you navigate that crisis? (who)
Resources - Do you know where to find (additional) resources and information to help you through the crisis? (where/how)
Want to receive daily updates on small business resources in response to COVID-19? Click Here
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For immediate assistance, please visit CO.LAB
COVID Small Business Resource Dashboard Click Here
We know that COVID-19 has created many challenges for Chattanooga area businesses and non-profits and it is now more important than ever to easily find resources and information to get you through this time. This interactive database is meant to help our local small business community sift through information - from relief funds to webinars - that may be of interest.
SBA Side by Side Loan Comparison Sheet Click Here