St. Louis Regional Chamber Program Hopes to Launch Growth for Small Businesses

"Propel STL" is taking applications starting next month

Megan Lynch
December 17, 2018 - 6:00 am
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St. Louis, MO (KMOX) - The St. Louis Regional Chamber says many small businesses want to grow, they just don't know how to get started

So the Chamber has created a three-month program for diverse and women-owned businesses called Propel STL.

"By the time they're done, the goal is for these businesses to be prepared to scale themselves up to the next level," said Program Manager Lakeshia Mathis. "Meaning they should be prepared to bring on new employees, take on larger contracts and attract capital investments if that's what they are seeking."

Mathis says they'll also be connected with a business mentor.

Propel STL will be taking applications for the next month.  Once business owners complete the program, they'll be asked provide follow-up information for several years after.