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Welcome to the Atlanta Entrepreneurship Center

The Entrepreneurship Center (TEC) works with private, public and nonprofit resources to build strong, sustainable and successful minority businesses. The result will be wealth creation, job creation and better economic health in the minority and urban core communities of Atlanta.

What does the The Entrepreneurship Center do?

The Entrepreneurship Center assesses the needs and capabilities of minority business owners in the Atlanta area. Then those aspiring or current business owners are linked with resources, classes, training and counseling that will help them grow to the next level of success. Each person contacting the TEC will receive an initial assessment of their needs. Then they will be matched to the appropriate resource or service that meets those needs.

Who sponsors it?

The AUL Entrepreneurship Center is part of a national program that represents a partnership between the National Urban League, the Atlanta Urban League and Stonehenge Community Development, LLC which is a subsidiary of Stonehenge Capital Company created to provide flexible forms of debt, equity and mezzanine financing to businesses located in low-income communities nationwide. In addition, the Georgia Pacific Foundation has also provided support for the program.

How can I get assistance with my business?

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Simply contact the Atlanta Urban League through our Hotline number, 404-659-1150 or through our online Resource Navigator

What kind of services are offered?

Many resources are available in the Atlanta area to help start or expand businesses. The list below highlights the most frequently requested services:

  • Business planning
  • Financial resources and assistance
  • Franchising
  • Legal services
  • Libraries and research organizations
  • Management issues and training
  • Manufacturing, high tech and life sciences development
  • Marketing
  • Networking
  • Nonprofit development
  • Office, laboratory and meeting space
  • Product development
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Selling to the government and large corporations
  • Tax services
  • Technical assistance

How much do services cost?

Counseling is free of charge. There may be fees for training classes, seminars etc.
Membership has its advantages. Urban League Members may attend select classes free of charge, and realize substantial discounts on various seminars.

Do I have to meet a certain set of standards to get help?

Our program is designed to address a wide range of clients -- from current business owners, to those that are contemplating starting their own business. No matter where you find yourself in the process The Entrepreneurship Center can help.