Atlanta Open for Business Fund Business Consultant Assistance

The Business Consultant Assistance Program allows business owners to receive no cost consultative support in their application process. 

The Atlanta Open for Business Fund was created to help small business owners in Atlanta build wealth by investing in assets such as commercial space, equipment, and technology.

The Atlanta Open for Business Fund was created to help small business owners in Atlanta build wealth by investing in assets such as commercial space, equipment, and technology.

Atlanta Open for Business Fund Business Consultant Assistance

The Business Consultant Assistance Program allows business owners to receive no cost consultative support in their application process. 

About the Fund

With generous support from Wells Fargo, United Way of Greater Atlanta, in collaboration with Invest Atlanta, has established the Atlanta Open for Business Fund program. This program was created to help small business owners in Atlanta build wealth by investing in assets such as commercial space, equipment, and technology. More specifically, racially and ethnically diverse business owners who have been disproportionately hurt by the pandemic will be an important focus.

For businesses who need support in the application process business consulting is available. These business consultants will provide support with helping business owners navigate the application process, develop a successful application, and compile supporting documents. This no cost service is available to any businesses in the City of Atlanta who are applying for one of the available grants or loans.

Click here to apply for Business Consultation Support with your application process.

Connect with Invest Atlanta Team

Invest Atlanta staff is available to meet at our many Small Business Resource Centers. Use the booking tool below to schedule an in-person appointment.

Invest Atlanta’s Small Business Resource Centers are strategically located throughout the city to meet business owners where they are. Resource Centers are staffed by Invest Atlanta small business specialists, who can provide more information about how to access Invest Atlanta’s wide range of grants, loans, and technical assistance opportunities. 

Find a Consultant

Welcome! Please use the filtration options below to learn about and connect with the Business Consultants. In order to ensure equitable access to services for all businesses in the city, please refrain from working with more than one Business Consultant at a time. Please review eligibility requirements here.

Find a Consultant

Welcome! Please use the filtration options below to learn about and connect with the Business Consultants. In order to ensure equitable access to services for all businesses in the city, please refrain from working with more than one Business Consultant at a time.  Please review eligibility requirements here.

Invest Atlanta

As the City of Atlanta’s official economic development agency, Invest Atlanta aims to advance Atlanta’s global competitiveness by growing a strong economy, building vibrant communities, and increasing economic prosperity for all Atlantans.

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TTV Capital
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Accion
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Ace Loans
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