City of Chattanooga offers small business grants

Contributed photo by Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce / JJ and Beverly Jerman's company, Office Furniture Warehouse, received a Growing Small Business Grant in 2018.

Being a small business owner is difficult and rewarding. You are the CEO, the marketing department, the accountant and more. In the midst of your never-ending to-do list, you need to hire employees.

Did you know that you could receive a grant from the City of Chattanooga for those new hires?

The City of Chattanooga cheers you on as you complete the never-ending tasks of the day, and to show their support they created a program that boosts local small businesses through grants.

The City of Chattanooga and Mayor Andy Berke's administration offer two small business grant options for companies located inside the city limits of Chattanooga.

Growing Small Business Grant

This is the most popular of the two grants offered by the city. To be considered, your company must hire five full-time employees within 18 months prior to applying for the Growing Small Business Grant.