Articles about Small Business

Atlanta Sleep Tech Innovator To Expand Thanks to IA Support

Responsive Surface Technology, an Atlanta-based sleep technology innovator, announced it had received funding through two Invest Atlanta-affiliated programs, the Atlanta Advantage Loan Fund and New Markets Tax Credit financing. The additional capital provided will enable ReST to grow its inventory and expand marketing and research efforts. Managed through Advantage Capital Partners, the Atlanta Advantage Loan… Read more

City of Atlanta Launches Creative Industries Loan Fund to Support and Retain Local Talent

The City of Atlanta recently announced the new Creative Industries Loan Fund, a joint project between the Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment and Invest Atlanta to assist our city's independent content creators and creative entrepreneurs. The program offers loans with low interest rates and flexible repayment terms for local creative entrepreneurs to use for… Read more

The iVillage @ MLK Shipping Container Village Officially Announced

Mayor Kasim Reed, Invest Atlanta and MARTA officially announced The iVillage @ MLK, a transit-oriented development made out of repurposed shipping containers, at H.E. Holmes MARTA Station. “This shipping-container iVillage is not only the first of its kind in the State of Georgia, it’s another example of how the City of Atlanta supports innovation and entrepreneurship,”… Read more

IA Leads Southwest BeltLine Existing Business Resource Event

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… Read more

Invest Atlanta Small Business Stories: The Nest Nursery School

In November, Invest Atlanta launched our brand-new video series, "Small Business Stories," in which we feature successful Atlanta small business owners. First up is The Nest, a neighborhood nursery school that expanded in Grant Park thanks to a small business loan from Invest Atlanta. “[Invest Atlanta wants] to help you, they want to support small businesses and make our larger community… Read more

MLK Ignite Capital Grants Awarded to 14 Small Businesses

At an event held at Atlanta City Hall, Invest Atlanta and Mayor Kasim Reed announced the 14 winners of the MLK Ignite Capital Grant program, which awards $100,000 to small businesses located on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. Under Mayor Reed's leadership, Invest Atlanta created the grant program as part of the city’s overall efforts… Read more

IA Hosts Second Annual Small Business Excellence Awards

Invest Atlanta hosted the second annual Excellence in Small Business Awards at The Gathering Spot on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 to honor Atlanta's outstanding small businesses. Eight Atlanta businesses were recognized for all they've done to strengthen our city's small business sector. “Your determination has made Atlanta one of the most vibrant city’s for small… Read more

Startups Pitch at Second Annual ATL Aviation Innovation Demo Day

Six startups from Atlanta, the United Kingdom, and France presented their innovations at the second annual ATL Aviation Innovation Demo Day. Held on October 13, 2017 at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the event featured startups delivering 7-minute pitches to representatives from the airport and several airlines. Invest Atlanta, the Mayor’s Office of International Affairs, and… Read more

Two BRE Clients Open Office Expansions in the City of Atlanta

The Invest Atlanta Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) team saw two clients—GCI Graphics and Salesloft—open their brand-new office spaces in September. On Thursday, September 28, GCI Graphics cut the ribbon on their new 40,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art production facility in Atlanta Industrial Park. The additional room will provide the 25-year-old company with the ability to add… Read more

AEMI Awards Civic Impact Loans to Three Atlanta Social Entrepreneurs

Atlanta Emerging Markets, Inc. (AEMI) officially closed on the first round of its new Civic Impact Loans program that will go to three Atlanta social entrepreneurs. The flexible, zero-percent interest rate loans will support honorCode, Marddy’s, and Gilliam’s Community Garden as they seek to expand their businesses and make a greater impact in the communities… Read more