Accion USA – A private non-profit organization that provides credit and business training to microentrepreneurs, low and moderate income self-employed women and men.

Amen, Inc. – A Christian based organization whose goal is to help individuals in the recovering and general communities, to overcome barriers that prevent entrepreneurial opportunities.

Atlanta Development Authority – A catalyst for residential and commercial economic vitality in Atlanta and provides gap financing to small businesses in the city of Atlanta.

Atlanta Micro Fund - A certified “Community Development Financial Institution” & a US Small Business Administration micro loan intermediary, providing funding and business management assistance.

Bronner Business Institute – A faith-based educational and spiritual ministry designed to assist and equip entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners within the Word of Faith Family Worship Center and in the Kingdom of God to successfully launch new businesses and expand existing businesses. 

BusinessLINC Community Loan Fund – A Certified Community Development Entity (CDE) with the U.S. Department of Treasury dedicated to providing low-cost, financing for small business and non-profit community development organizations that are local in low-and moderate-income communities. 

City of Hapeville Economic Development - The Department of Economic Development is available to assist new businesses to locate in Hapeville and to provide assistance in starting up new businesses.

Dekalb Chamber of Commerce
 - The Dekalb Chamber of Commerce is a nearly 70 year-old membership based organization created to foster business development and to speak on behalf of the stated interest of the business community.

Dekalb Microenterprise Institute – A community based entrepreneurial initiative created to provide business development training and financial services to Dekalb county residents who would like to start or expand a business.

Economic Development Corp. of Fulton County – An organization which supports expanding small and medium-sized businesses through targeted loan programs.

Fulton County Economic Development Department - The mission of the Economic Development Department is to market and promote Fulton County through comprehensive programs designed to promote the location of new and expanding businesses.

Georgia Black Chamber of Commerce
 - A non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to the economic empowerment of minority entrepreneurship and business development which will strengthen our communities statewide.

Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - The mission of the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is to promote and support the domestic and international economic development of Hispanic businesses, and individuals, and to serve as a link between non-Hispanic entities and the Hispanic market.

Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council – A non-profit organization that foster and expand mutually beneficial economic opportunities between certified minority business enterprises, corporations, and government entities within the state of Georgia.

Georgia Small Business Capital – A certified development company that assist healthy, growing small businesses, secure long-term, below market, fixed rate financing for acquisition of fixed assets. They also provide assistance and advisory services to companies considering the possibility of selling their business or contemplating an acquisition or merger.

Georgia Statewide Minority Business Enterprise Center – A center established to provide business and technical assistance that helps emerging and existing minority businesses experience significant growth and sustainability.

Georgia Tech Electronic Commerce Resource Center – An operational unit of the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Research Center that focus on providing assistance to manufacturing organizations throughout the world and help firms understand and implement e-commerce solutions targeted to manufacturing operations.

Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center – An operational unit of Georgia Tech that provide the latest information in marketing products/services to the federal government and prime contractors as well as to state and local agencies.

Hispanic American Center for Economic Development - A nonprofit organization founded in 2001 by the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in order to advance the formation and growth of Hispanic businesses in the state of Georgia.

Atlanta Rail & Transit Authority
 – An integral part of the Authority’s structure, it’s Department of Diversity and Equal Opportunity is charged with promoting and facilitating the increased involvement of small, minority, women owned and disadvantaged business enterprises in contracts and procurement promulgated by the authority, as well as, other public and private sector entities.

Resurgens Risk Management - A company committed to providing the highest level of risk management and employee benefit services to our clients.  Whether a large public entity, corporation, individual or main street retailer, our level of professionalism and services is exemplary.  We are committed to and bound by the needs of our clients.

SCORE Chapter 48
 – A non-profit association offering free counseling and low-cost workshops and seminars on a range of topics designed to meet the needs of the small business person.

South Dekalb Business Incubator - The South Dekalb Business Incubator provides an educational and nurturing environment that helps to facilitate growth and development of small businesses in their formative stages.  We consider ourselves to be the place "businesses come to grow".  From start-up companies needing office space to entrepreneurs with a need for manufacturing and light industrial space, we have an opportunity to meet their space and budgetary concerns. From faxes to forklifts, we can offer growing companies the services and support they need.

Summit National Bank - ummit’s mission is to make managing finances and creating wealth easy and enjoyable for small and entrepreneurial businesses and their owners by providing culturally sensitive services and simplifying complex products. 

The Edge Connection - A nationally recognized leader in microenterprise training and development offering entrepreneurial training for low to moderate income individuals.

The Georgia Small Business Development Center Network – A statewide organization that provide one on one consulting and training classes for small business owners.

The Nominal Group - Our mission is to offer grant writing, grants management, technical assistance & training services to any agency, nonprofit group or individual interested in promoting a better quality for it's citizens.

The Resource Institute – The Resource Institute is a non-profit organization for small and diverse businesses that provides referral services and access to procurement opportunities, capital, and training.

Women’s Economic Development Agency, Inc. – An Atlanta, GA based micro-enterprise development organization that assist women and minorities by offering a comprehensive, holistic approach to small business development that encompasses formalized classroom training, technical assistance and access to relevant resources. A bi-lingual organization (English/Spanish).

Women's Employment Opportunity Project - An organization serving as a resource to promote economic self sufficiency and the advancement of low to moderate income women with training, educational workshops, special projects and the development of strategic partnerships.  Collaborations and partnerships are vital components to providing quality programs and services for clients. 

If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or small business owner and would like to know which partner organizations products/services are most suited to meet your current business needs, please click on the Resource Navigator/TECNet:

The Entrepreneurship Center is actively looking for organizations that complement our vision and mission in the hope that we may offer each other valuable collaboration. We are convinced that it is better to do things together than alone. If you are interested in becoming a partner of TEC, please contact the TEC Director by telephone at
 404-659-1150 or by e-mail at