About Us

The mission of Starting Block Chattanooga is to help area entrepreneurs grow and succeed. We provide small businesses with free, easy access to the help and information you need – when you need it. Chattanooga is home to one of the Southeast’s fastest growing entrepreneurial ecosystems. We’re here to help you navigate it.

How do we accomplish this?

Starting Block Chattanooga connects a large network of primarily nonprofit service providers offering a wide variety of business-building services for small businesses. We facilitate the linking of these resource organizations to one another and to established, emerging and startup small businesses throughout the region.

Our network resource partners provide a wide range of business-related services, including:

  • Business Planning
  • Loans/Financing
  • Marketing/Sales
  • Licenses/Permits
  • Startups
  • Product Development
  • Training Classes
  • Government Contracts
  • Operations

The Process

Contact us by phone at (423) 648-2959, or email us at info@startingblockchattanooga.com.

You will talk to one of our staff, who will gather information about your business and your needs. We then guide you to the best fit business resources to help you. After a few weeks, our staff follows up to ensure your satisfaction. This referral service is provided at no cost to Chattanooga entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Online Search Option

The Resource Navigator® allows you to conduct your own customized business research 24/7.