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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

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BIPOC Restaurant Accelerator Initiative

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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: 
sconcepcion@ulchatt.net

 

Next Level Program

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Small Business Relief

October Financial Literacy and Small Business Development Events
Please click on underlined links to register for each class 

Small Business Development Orientation Workshops             
October. 4, 2022,    October 20, 2022,    October 25, 2022,    Oct. 27, 2022

   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

 

One-on-one coaching
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

Applying for the Paycheck Protection Loan? Here's what you need to know: Click Here

Small Business Relief Questionnaire

 

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