Small Business Resources

Access to Small Business Resources

Learn about the local and federal resources available to aspiring small business owners.

Find the small business resources you need.

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.

Watch a special edition of Cam Kirk’s “Night School”

We partnered with prominent Atlanta-based photographer Cam Kirk to get his thoughts on the important role that community plays in business success.

Cam Kirk, Owner of Cam Kirk Studios

The art of community collaboration.

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.

Cam Kirk, Owner of Cam Kirk Studios

Leveraging local resources to build community partnerships.

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.

Watch a replay of the digital workshop.

Subject matter expert Karl Franz Williams


A guide to accessing small business resources

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.

Subject matter expert Karl Franz Williams


Lesson 1

Access to knowledge & opportunity resources.

Subject matter expert Karl Franz Williams


Lesson 2

Access to capital.

Subject matter expert Karl Franz Williams


Lesson 3

Access to community networks.

More resources to help your business get ahead.

Deb Charmelus

How a producer uses her connections to access resources.

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.

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How Atlanta Unbound Academy built a school by leveraging local grants and community resources.

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.

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The ins and outs of accessing good money.

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.

Harlem, New York

3 steps to identifying local small business resources.

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.

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How to write a business plan.

Find out how to write a business plan that will help you stay focused on the one big thing—how your business will succeed.

About the workshop expert.

Karl Franz Williams
Owner, 67 Orange Street And Anchor Spa

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.

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The Magenta Edge educational content experience is an initiative to help small business owners get ahead.

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.

Marketing & Communications

Find out how to market your small business through smart targeting and storytelling.

Access & Resources

Insight on local and federal resources available to aspiring small business owners.

Business Operations

Find out how to develop a proper business structure for operational efficiency.

Generational Longevity

Understand how to prepare your business for generational succession.

Profit, Scalability, & Growth

Learn about driving a business to profitability, scaling up, and identifying growth opportunities.

Navigating Barriers

Acknowledging and addressing systemic barriers black business owners may face in entrepreneurship.


Explore the intricate details of tax issues facing small business owners.


Insights on leveraging business credit to finance a small business and building business credit during Covid-19.

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