The Jobs Act, signed by President Obama, provides entrepreneurs with ample opportunities for raising start-up funds for their businesses; it permits solicitation of funds from the general public for company investments. Through crowdfunding, the internet can be used as a tool to raise money and attract venture capitalist in support of your business. Ultimately, the goal of crowdfunding is to make small businesses more transparent, leading to more new businesses and increased employment.
Facilitatator: Vic Bolton
Vic Bolton is a highly accomplished communications professional with an extensive background in public relations, strategic messaging, branding, image management, governmental affairs, marketing communications, media relations, sales/marketing and leadership development. He excels at constructing top-performing teams dedicated to surpassing company expectations. Today, he manages and operates his own PR firm- Capital Strategic Communications Group, providing innovate, market-sensible solutions to the daily challenges in the business communication marketplace.
When & Where
ULGA: The Entrpreneurship Center (TEC)
In October 2004, The Urban League of Greater Atlanta launched The Entrepreneurship Center. TEC was designed to create alliances and marshal resources to better address the problem of inadequate minority business development in traditionally distressed communities. By increasing the number of successful and sustainable urban and minority businesses, the TEC fosters wealth creation, job creation and the economic health in the local community. The primary goal of this program is to assist the aspiring and existing entrepreneurs with the components of developing a Business Plan.
The Entrepreneurship Center (TEC) works with private, public and nonprofit resources in the Greater Atlanta area to build strong, sustainable and successful minority businesses. Each person contacting the TEC will receive an initial assessment of needs. After assessing the needs and capabilities of current and/or potential business owners, they are connected with key resources, classes, training and counseling that will help them grow to the next level of success.
TEC offers many resources to help jumpstart or expand your business. These services include:
- Financial resources and assistance
- Legal services
- Libraries and research organizations
- Management issues and training
- Manufacturing, high tech and life sciences development
- Nonprofit development
- Office, laboratory and meeting space
- Product development
- Regulatory compliance
- Selling to the government and large corporations
- Tax services
- Technical assistance
- Business Coaching