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  • Saturday, February 10, 2024 2:20 PM | Anonymous

    The Invest Atlanta Small Business Team has upcoming events to help grow your small business. Join us!

    Thriving Together: A Guide to the Atlanta Commercial Down Payment Assistance Loan (webinar)

    Unlock the doors to business growth with the Atlanta Commercial Down Payment Assistance Loan program. Invest Atlanta is proud to present a webinar designed to guide local small business owners through the process of securing low-interest financing for commercial property acquisition.

    Date: Thursday, February 15
    Time: 6:00 p.m. ET


    Workshop: Commercial Real Estate Acquisition Program 

    In Partnership with TruFund Financial Services
    Joined by the SBDC, this conversation will shine light on the financial planning needed to be the best candidate for getting Access to Capital.

    Date: Wednesday, February 21
    Time: 6:30 p.m. ET 


    In-Person Mixer: Pittsburgh Yards

    Join us for 90 minutes of networking with other small business owners, business associations and technical assistance providers. Sign up for a tour of Pittsburgh Yards, an Invest Atlanta Small Business Resource Center, pick up helpful resources and feel free to chat with an Invest Atlanta team member about booking an appointment for one-on-one small business guidance.

    Date: Thursday, February 29
    Time: 6:00 p.m. ET


    Unlocking Opportunities: ATLinBusiness Marketplace is Your Gateway to Government Contracting

    Join us for an enlightening webinar on Government Contracting 101 and the groundbreaking ATLinBusiness Marketplace powered by NowNetwork™. Discover the ins and outs of obtaining government contracts and learn how our B2B marketplace can connect your business with prominent buyers in the Atlanta metro area. 

    Date: Tuesday, March 5
    Time: 6:00 p.m. ET


  • Saturday, February 03, 2024 9:45 AM | Anonymous

    Exciting news! 

    The East Atlanta Community Association (EACA) and East Atlanta Business Association (EABA) are launching another inspiring project, this time focused on keeping the Village more tidy and clean, while uplifting our unhoused neighbors. We're entering into a partnership with Georgia Works, an Atlanta-based organization that aims to transform chronically homeless men into self-sufficient and productive members of society. They do this partly by giving them meaningful, paid work, while offering them everything from housing to workforce training, AA/NA classes, GED courses, help with driver's licenses, bank account setup, and life skills education. You can learn more about Georgia Works here.

    This project isn't just about assistance; it's about transformation – for both the individuals involved and our neighborhood. As we help our unhoused neighbors rebuild their lives, we'll also enjoy the benefits of a cleaner, more vibrant community. The Georgia Works crew will visit the Village area three times a week and offer services including leaf pick-up, pressure washing of the sidewalks, weed-eating, glass removal, and other cleanliness-services, while also building relationships with our own unhoused community as they work. Our central commercial district will benefit greatly from a neater appearance, clean-up of tough-to-clean areas, and continued outreach to our unhoused community with the goal of getting them into housing.

    Want to be part of this change? Check out our Go Fund Me HERE.

    Whether you donate or simply share their story, you're making a difference. Our first goal (which was met in under an hour!) was to reach $2100 (the cost for one month of services), with an ultimate goal of $25,200 (a full year of cleanings). As an on-going project, we will continue to seek fundraising through the year for next year.

    You can see the service area in the attached map!

  • Thursday, February 01, 2024 12:53 PM | Anonymous

    Businesses in our community with surplus food can easily donate to Atlanta Community Food Bank through the MealConnect app. It's free and a super simplified process. 

    The new MealConnect app makes it easy to rescue food. Download it today to help nourish your community!


  • Thursday, February 01, 2024 12:35 PM | Anonymous

    Invest Atlanta is hosting an in-person workshop, where participants can apply for their business licenses on the spot, receive real-time assistance, have their documents notarized, and submit their applications within the span of 2 to 3 hours.


    Key Features:

    Application Assistance: Business owners can complete the application process during the event.

    • Real-time Q&A: Questions can be answered on the spot, ensuring clarity and confidence in the application process.
    • Notarization Services: On-site support for notarizing required documents.
    • Financial Statements Support: Given the new requirements, accountants will be available to assist businesses with financial statement support.
    • Business Consultant Availability: Our Business Consultants offering NO COST assistance to City of Atlanta businesses will be present.

    This event is supported by the Georgia Micro Enterprise Network and the SBA.

    This is Jeffrey Morris's card. Their email is jmorris@investatlanta.com. Their phone number is +1 404 474 1365.

  • Thursday, February 01, 2024 12:27 PM | Anonymous

    Well, our January general meeting was a doozy! We shifted to zoom, and saw some interruptions due to power outages, but we carried on and were able to hear from a lot of our small business members. We discussed 2024 goals and pushed the topic of DEI to the forefront.

    1.16.24 EABA General Meeting MINUTES

    Please make plans to attend our next general meeting at Argosy on Tues, Feb 20 from 6-8 PM. Free food, drinks and networking with other small businesses!

  • Thursday, February 01, 2024 12:04 PM | Anonymous

    Make plans to spend your Valentines Day in East Atlanta Village! We have so many offerings from multiple gift shops, salons + spa, yoga offerings, coffee shops and top-notch restaurants and bars. 


    • Casual coffee date at Joe's, Bellwood or Buteco
    • Spoil them with a new potted plant from The Victorian
    • Find them a special gift at Kaboodle
    • Make them feel special with a gIft card to Nail Shack or Honey Plzzzz
    • Impress with a dinner out at Argosy, Gaja or Flat Iron
    • Keep it casual with a bagel date at Emerald City Bagels
    • Get a little tipsy at Midway and shoot some darts together
    • Take them to a show at Metropolitan Studios
    • Sweat together with a yoga session at Nectar Yoga or Village Fitness
    • Show your pets some love with a visit to Park Pet Supply and some Big Daddy Biscuits

    EABA Members: Let us know what specials you're running by filling out this quick form. We'll help you promote!

    Make sure to follow our insta @eastatlantabiz for highlights on Valentines Day specials from our member businesses. 

  • Thursday, February 01, 2024 11:53 AM | Anonymous

    The latest issue of the Moving Atlanta Forward Newsletter is out now from the Office of Mayor Andre Dickens. Topics include:

    • Working towards goal of One Safe City with crime stats trending downward.
    • The legacy of Mayor Maynard Jackson
    • Atlanta's tech office officially launched
    • 8,900+ affordable housing units build or being developed across Atlanta
    • Transitional housing project, The Melody, is unveiled
    • Expanded warming center efforts
    • + MORE

    Read the full issue HERE

  • Thursday, February 01, 2024 11:23 AM | Anonymous

    The second season of Main Street Business Insights, a podcast featuring the stories of downtown and neighborhood entrepreneurs, launched today with an episode featuring predictions for small business trends in 2024. Every Wednesday for the next 11 weeks, tune in wherever you get your podcasts as host Matt Wagner, MSA's Chief Program Officer, takes a deep dive into the personal journeys of Main Street entrepreneurs and the leaders that support them. 

    Launched in August 2023, the first season of Main Street Business Insights featured downtown and neighborhood entrepreneurs, highlighting the innovative ways Main Street business owners have overcome adversity and the advice they have for others on how to keep their businesses on track. In our second season, we'll widen our lens to cover macroeconomic trends, share advice from the community leaders, and feature economic development and small business marketing experts. 

    Of course, we'll also continue to take deep dives into the personal journeys of entrepreneurs – this season, focusing in on overarching issues that small business owners grapple with that are too often overlooked, such as loneliness and burnout, digital marketing and AI, and more. 

    Today's episode focuses on economic, societal, and technological trends that Matt believes will impact the work of Main Street leaders and the businesses we seek to nurture and support. Given the topics and guests coming up in Season 2, this episode is meant to lay out the issues, trends, and shifts that our business owners are likely to experience in the coming year.   

    Matt breaks down his predictions from last year – the misses, the wins, and a push prediction from 2023. Plus, he uses data, stories, and anecdotal evidence to make his six predictions for the coming year. 

    Listen to the new episode here – or wherever you find your podcasts. You can also watch an accompanying video breakdown of the episode to get extra insights through data visualizations, photo examples, additional case studies, and more. And as always, we encourage you to rate, review, and subscribe to get updates every time a new episode drops. 

  • Tuesday, January 09, 2024 4:39 PM | Anonymous

    Business License renewal season is underway. We want to make sure that you have all the tools you need to make the process as seamless as possible. In this edition of the Office of Revenue Newsletter you will find the dates for the annual renewal period, newly required documents, the deadline for payment and a schedule of fees and penalties. Your renewal can be completed online by logging into the ATLCORE Customer Portal, uploading your required documents, submitting your payment, and printing your license, all within minutes. As always, if you are having issues with the online customer portal, contact ATL311 customer service at 404-546-0311.


  • Tuesday, January 09, 2024 4:25 PM | Anonymous

    The start of a new year means one important thing for business owners: time to renew your business license. We understand this can be a confusing and arduous process. We are here to help!

    Join us Thursday, January 18, at 6pm for an informative webinar hosted by Invest Atlanta and the City of Atlanta’s Office of Revenue. We're here to simplify the business license and zoning process, making it easier for you to navigate the essentials.


    • Understanding the Application Process (25 minutes)
    • Insight into Post-Submission Procedures (10 minutes)
    • Addressing New Financial Documentation Requirements (5 minutes)
    • Interactive Q&A Session (15 minutes):


    This one-hour webinar is tailor-made to empower you with the knowledge to effortlessly navigate Atlanta's business landscape. Whether you're a seasoned business owner or embarking on your entrepreneurial journey, this session will provide valuable insights.

    The webinar will be recorded and shared by our economic development team, ensuring that the knowledge shared is accessible to any new business venturing into the city. Don't miss this opportunity to equip yourself with the tools necessary for success in the Atlanta business community.

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