Starting Block Chattanooga’s mission is to help small businesses thrive. We provide entrepreneurs and small business owners with free, easy access to the vital assistance, resources, and information they need—when they need it.

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The Gateway for Entrepreneurs

We are dedicated to helping connect and grow entrepreneurs in Chattanooga. Click below to find resources to help you start or grow your business.

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Find the steps, tips and resources you need to start a business.

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Plan, market, hire, promote and grow your business with these resources.

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Ready for funding? Find out how to get business loans, grants and equity funding.

Finding The Venture That Fits Your Skill

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Meet our Founding Partners

This collaboratively driven platform came together through the support by: