Articles about Small Business

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

Innovation Village Made of Shipping Containers Coming to MLK Corridor

The Invest Atlanta board recently voted to authorize the use of $550,000 to create the MLK Innovation Village using repurposed shipping containers at the H.E. Holmes MARTA station. The container village will provide transit-accessible retail and office space for small businesses along the Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive corridor. “We think there’s going to be… Read more

Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative Hosts InnovateHER Challenge

The Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) hosted the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2017 InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge on Thursday, June 1. InnovateHER is a national business competition seeking entrepreneurs who are creating products or services that have a measurable impact on women and their families, fills a need in the marketplace and has… Read more

I-85 Business Resource Event Supports Area Businesses

Invest Atlanta and more than a dozen participating organizations hosted the I-85 Small Business Resource Event on Tuesday, May 9 at the Peachtree Hills Recreation Center. At the event, businesses affected by the closure could meet with local service providers offering technical assistance, small and medium-sized business lending, consulting services, and more. “On behalf of… Read more

WICERS Honors IA President & CEO Dr. Klementich

Invest Atlanta President and CEO Dr. Eloisa Klementich was honored on Friday, April 14 with the Level Award from WICERS (Women in Construction, Engineering, and Related Services). She received the honor at the last day of the WICERS conference held at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta Hotel. Mayor Reed delivered the closing remarks, taking time to… Read more