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4 Questions You’re Probably Not Asking Yourself Before Launching Your New Business

By Alex Lavidge, CEO of Startup Champs & contributor to startingblockchattanooga.com June 13, 2021 This Cognitive Bias Codex poster has been hanging on my office wall for many years. As a pre-launch growth consultant for clients worldwide (which is just another way of explaining that I help startups get presales & revenue-backed...

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TVFCU’s Idea Leap Loan Fills Void in Community for Lending to Early-Stage Businesses

By: Tennessee Federal Credit Union (TVFCU) TVFCU started in 1936, focused on personal saving, checking and loans. Over time, our membership liked our services so much that they began asking if we could offer business accounts. With regulatory changes, we began offering business saving, checking and loans. But something was...

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Meet Resource Partner CO.LAB

CO.LAB CEO Marcus Shaw Chattanooga is home to a diverse and ambitious community of entrepreneurs and small business owners. From local restaurants to global tech companies, our region believes in the power of entrepreneurship. Since 2010, CO.LAB has worked to increase the capability and viability of startups in the region,...

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Welcome to Starting Block

Welcome to Chattanooga’s Starting Block! A website for entrepreneurs and small businesses searching for resources. Chattanooga believes startups and small businesses are the core of a vibrant economy.  We are excited to announce this new website that helps bring local business resources together in one place. To foster our city’s entrepreneurial...

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