GMEN will provide training that allows Resurgence recipients to market their products and services via an integrated, online training platform that provides state of the art access and growth industry-focused business planning tools, business assessments, business simulations, and financial literacy tools. Go Daddy’s first year will be free for Resurgence recipients. GMEN also provides personalized consulting on marketing and communication tools development.
GMEN will help recipients to determine the best use of their Invest Atlanta Resurgence Grant funding. GMEN will also provide guidance to Resurgence recipients by directing them to the right financial resource such as businesses with financial institutions, the SBA, CDFIs, Investors, FinTech and other financial service providers such as SBA, ACE, Village Micro Fund, AWBI, Invest Atlanta, etc. for working capital loans and/or to pay employees.
GMEN will partner with the city of Atlanta to help Resurgence recipients develop capacity to employ people for jobs created through these businesses and will facilitate up to one year of free HR services for Resurgence recipients with a national human resources provider to handle the back office support for payroll, benefits, compliance, and hiring for Resurgence grantees. Let us help you with your workforce needs.
Provide special expertise in legal issues regarding licensing and contracting. GMEN provides training to minority-owned businesses to pursue contracts from the City of Atlanta. One of our goals for this project will be to increase the number of secondary level businesses who can pursue city contracts. GMEN also has a partnership with Pro Bono Partnerships of Atlanta. The attorney on board also helps our clients with intellectual property issues.
The Georgia Micro Enterprise Network (better known as GMEN) is a catalyst for economic development with more than 20 years of experience providing resources, support, access to capital, and business growth opportunities.
In these challenging times, we understand this is no longer business; this is personal. GMEN has provided technical assistance to over 400 small businesses since the start of the pandemic and we have increased our access to over 100 Partner organizations with a strategic focus on small business recovery and scalability.
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"Very beneficial, supportive, and collaborative.
“I would just like to say thanks for all your assistance during this trying time.
“The weekly technical assistance kept me on task. Due to COVID-19. We were to get help and receive information on other grants and loans also!
“I am grateful for the assistance the organization has provided my business during these difficult times.
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