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WHAT IS LAUNCH JOCO?

Launch Johnston County is a new initiative supporting and developing entrepreneurs and small business in Johnston County by providing access to:

  • Business Training
  • Micro-Loans
  • Mentoring
  • Networking

WHY LAUNCH JOCO?

In many communities in the United States and across the world, most small business owners, including minorities and low income entrepreneurs, lack the training and resources necessary to be successful. Modeled after the Launch program in other areas of the state, this program is a proven recipe for bringing new entrepreneurship to the underserved in our county.

Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that approximately 20% of new businesses fail during the first two years of being open, 45% during the first five years, and 65% during the first 10 years. Only 25% of new businesses make it to 15 years or more.

Launch JoCo is designed to give business owners the tools and resources needed to work “on” the business and not just “in” the business.
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READY TO JOIN THE 2023 LAUNCH JOCO CLASS?

We're looking to partner with small business owners/entrepreneurs who would benefit from the combination of business and financial resources that Launch JoCo provides.
We are now accepting applications through September 30, 2022.
Do you want to learn more? Register for an information session on September 13, September 15, September 20, or September 29.
Accepted students will be notified in November 2022, and the program curriculum will officially launch in January 2023. Click HERE to apply!

INTERESTED IN BEING A MENTOR?

If you are a business owner, entrepreneur, community leader, or someone who wants to give to those in the early stages of business, then being a Launch JoCo Mentor is for you! Having a successful mentor relationship can play a critical role in the future success of our students, and can be extremely fulfilling for the mentor. The expectation is that you are available to meet with your student at least 4 hours a month from May through December 2023, but, because mentoring needs and styles vary, your investment can be as much as you and the mentee desire. Learn more and apply for this mentorship opportunity by clicking here.

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