IA Leads Southwest BeltLine Existing Business Resource Event

Monday, December 11, 2017

Invest Atlanta recently led the Southwest Atlanta BeltLIne Existing Resource Event to present the many resources and programs available to Atlanta’s small businesses.

The event, the first in a series planned for other locations along the Atlanta BeltLine, took place on November 30. D Café & Catering in Westview hosted and provided breakfast to presenters and participants.

Kiyomi Rollins, owner of The Good Hair Shop and a recipient of a small business loan through Invest Atlanta, urged attendees to seek out the resources they need to sustain and grow their business.

“Call them up, apply,” she said. “They are giving you the path to success, the path to sustainability. Everyone at Invest Atlanta has been very supportive with the tools we need to retain businesses.”

In addition, Ms. Rollins took over Invest Atlanta’s Twitter feed to update those who couldn’t attend about the resources available to existing small businesses along the Atlanta BeltLine.

Several members from the Invest Atlanta team also spoke at the event. Erika Smith covered IA’s Business Retention and Expansion programs, while Lonnie Saboor detailed our available small business loan programs.

Jerald Mitchell from Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., Jim Skinner from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), and Terry Collier from the MLK, Jr. Dr. Merchants Association also presented, as did representatives from The Village Micro Fund, Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE), SBA, SBDC, and Wells Fargo.

Thanks to all the presenters and attendees—including members of the Atlanta City Council—for coming out, and a special thanks to Ms. D for hosting and catering the event.