Urban League Launches Program For Area Small Business Owners To Expand Opportunities

Monday, September 28, 2020

The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga will soon begin the first session of NextLevel, a business development program offered by the Urban League's Entrepreneur Center in partnership with Tennessee Valley Authority, Interise and Tennessee Urban League Affiliates. The purpose of the seven-month program, scheduled to start Sept. 30, is to "support small business owners who wish to focus their goals in an effort to grow his or her business." 
 
"NextLevel is a tremendous learning opportunity for established business owners in the area to build a roadmap that turns plans into action," said Warren E. Logan, Jr., president and CEO of Urban League of Greater Chattanooga. "We deeply appreciate our community partners, Tennessee Valley Authority and Interise, for their commitment to Chattanooga entrepreneurs who are ready to take their next steps forward."
 
The program utilizes nationally-recognized curriculum to help business owners develop three-year strategic growth plans and a customized guide for sustaining growth. Class members will participate in 13 virtual classroom sessions over the course of the program. Participants will graduate next March with renewed mindsets and fresh perspectives on business growth and development. 
 
Chattanooga is one of four statewide Urban League affiliates launching the program for area business owners. The Tennessee Urban League Affiliates in Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville are also participating in NextLevel.

To learn more about the program and apply for the next session beginning in 2021, visit http://www.ulchatt.net/Next-Level-Chattanooga or contact the program manager at urbanleaguenextlevel@ulchatt.net.


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