Total loan: $5,000


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Chattanooga, TN, United States / Food

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A loan helped BBQ ROWE finish outfitting a food truck as we continue to see growth in the demand of our excellent food.

James's story

Growing up watching his father barbecue, as well as having a passion for cooking and entertaining, led Pat Rowe down the entrepreneurial path to BBQ ROWE, his full service catering company that specializes in barbecue! When Pat first began on the journey to start his own business, he had the family and original recipes ready to go, but he wasn’t sure about the business side of things. He joined LAUNCH's Business Entrepreneurship Academy and started focusing more intentionally on growing his business. As Pat continues to grow his business, the main challenge he faces is how fast BBQ ROWE is growing, “The business is going faster than I expected and not having the capital you need to have with how fast it’s progressing is very challenging.”