Operation HOPE

A Small Business Development Program for business owners and entrepreneurs focused on business education, one-on-one coaching, and connecting to resources. Designed to launch a new business or grow an existing business. No cost to participants.


Do you have a business idea? Are you facing challenges growing your business? Learn from a local coach how to increase your business knowledge, gain access to business loans, and learn about building credit in group education programs. Fine-tune and expand the skills learned in group education during individualized coaching sessions. Connect with resources and mentors that will help your business flourish. The 8-session, Entrepreneurial Training Program covers, business plan writing, SWOT analysis, marketing, marketing research, advertising, funding, access to capital, financial statements, business plan pitching, and more. Black business owners and entrepreneurs can join 1MBB for a specialized business program. All can invest in their-self with one-on-one coaching tailored to specific needs for more in-depth training on subjects covered in the Entrepreneurial Training Program. Since 1992, Operation HOPE, a nonprofit for-purpose organization continues working to disrupt poverty and empower economic inclusion.  Our mission is to expand economic opportunity for all, making free enterprise work for everyone.  Thousands of business owners have benefited from the knowledge and coaching provided by HOPE. Small Business Development in Chattanooga is provided with no cost to participants thanks to being Powered by EDA-Southeast. Welcome to Operation HOPE.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Optimization
  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Debt Funding Preparation
  • Equity Funding Preparation
  • Equity Funding Providers
  • Financial Statement and Cash Flow
  • Funding Strategy
  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding Providers
  • Loan Providers
  • Microloan Providers
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Technology Grant Providers

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes


  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Startup Classes

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
Contact Information
Teresa Munoz
191 Peachtree St NE Suite 3840
Atlanta, GA 30303