Access to Small Business Resources
Learn about the local and federal resources available to aspiring small business owners.
Small businesses don’t always have all the resources they need, so it’s important for business owners to know how to access and leverage resources in their communities and discover what’s available at the local and federal level for financing opportunities. Watch our digital workshops and get tips from real business owners like you who know how to navigate and find the resources to help your small business succeed.
We partnered with prominent Atlanta-based photographer Cam Kirk to get his thoughts on the important role that community plays in business success.
Collaboration with local partners can have a significant impact on your business and the community you serve. Watch Cam Kirk, owner of Cam Kirk studios, touch on advice that any business can take towards identifying and appealing to potential community partners.
Sometimes it takes the support of the community to help small business owners prosper. Watch Cam Kirk, owner of Cam Kirk studios, explain the importance of investing in your local community and how it can pay off in the long run.
Join nationally recognized restaurateur Karl Franz Williams as he discusses ways for small businesses to finance their company—and provides insight into helping small business owners assess what is the right approach for their business.
Deb Charmelus, an experiential producer and digital strategist, helps value-driven brands realize their full potential. Watch her talk about resource sharing, networking for small business, and what's possible when businesses help each other.
Atlanta Unbound Academy is a K-8 charter school positioned to mirror the experience of Historically Black Colleges & Universities. See how the school’s founder and Executive Director Alaina Chipman-Leeks leveraged local grant funding and community partnerships to open her own education institution.
As the saying goes, it takes money to make money. But getting the money your business needs is not easy—and making the wrong financing decisions can adversely affect your business. In this article, restaurateur Karl Franz Williams touches on the difference between good money and bad money.
Explore how small business owners can discover local opportunities for partnership and support as well as resources for education and training through the lens of Harlem Park to Park's founding story.
Karl Franz is a nationally recognized restaurateur and mixologist from Harlem, New York whose popular cocktail lounges throughout the tri-state area are inspired by lost stories of African American culinary history and culture. His ventures employ over 80 employees and he has been recognized for industry leadership and quality by the Clinton foundation, NY Times, Forbes, NY Mag, and more. Karl is also a founding member of Harlem Park to Park, a neighborhood merchant association formed to help more local businesses succeed, and a board member of the NY Hospitality Alliance.
These eight foundational themes cover the ins and outs of the small business journey and provide resources to help you set the pace for your success.