The Small Business Mastermind Forum (SBMMF) Business Brunch took place on August 20. The event was similar to a business expo where participants moved from one breakout room to another and were able to attend 3 sessions on topics of their choice. Over 70 business owners were able to glean tips to help their business recover and thrive.

Everyone left with new knowledge, tips, and strategies to help grow their businesses. Participants were asked to provide feedback in one to two words:  Epic, Inspired, Opportunity Exist, Action Oriented, Enlightened, Empowering, Just Do It, Great Resources, Improving, Coached for Growth, Educational Awareness, Energy & Eye Opening and ACE is the Place!

A special thanks to the SBMMF collaborative team for sharing their expertise: Amy Reese, Bernadette Harris, Bonita Doster, Gladys Agwai, Katherine Morales, Nicole Mitchell, Roxann Smithers and Sibyl Slade.


September 19th - “Buy MBE Day”

In honor of the 2020 National Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED Week), the U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) will join the national network of Minority Business Development (MBDA) Business and Specialty Centers across the country in demonstrating support and commitment to the Black and minority business community.   The inaugural launch is intended to encourage corporations, government buyers, and individuals to shop and purchase goods and services from Black and minority-owned business community.

To learn more about the “Buy MBE Day 2020” national initiative and how to participate click HERE


The fourth edition of the Guide to the Ecosystem is available now! Atlanta’s most comprehensive guide to our local startup ecosystem brought to you by Atlanta Startup. The guide is broken down into the following sections: Media and News, Groups and Events, Places, Programs, Education and Career Resources, and a section focused on a variety of resources to access Capital.

Download the Atlanta Startup Ecosystem Guide HERE


The DeKalb Better Business Loan Program (BBLP) is a partnership between DeKalb County and local banks to provide financial relief to small DeKalb County businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will be funded using $15 million from the county’s allotment of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding. Applications begin on Aug. 27, 2020, through Sept. 7, 2020.

Want to know if you qualify for this program? Click HERE


During the month of August, Patrice Dozier with the SBA Georgia District Office presented a webinar where she discussed the opportunities available for Women-Owned Small Businesses to win federal contracts. She shared with everyone that the SBA is modernizing the certification management experience. You may apply for and manage your Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business certifications in the new platform.

Click Here to Learn More


Thank you to all our volunteers who present during our monthly webinars!

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Join us at our upcoming virtual presentations from the comfort of your home.

Click HERE to view our Calendar of Events and for online registration.


6 ways to Protect your Data, Devices and
Digital Identity during a Pandemic

How can you protect your business from cybercrime? Learn about the evolution of cybercrime and share strategies on how businesses can protect themselves from becoming victims of cybersecurity breaches.

September 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


9 Steps Your Business Needs to Consider
During Times of Crisis

Most people view periods of economic downturn as periods of crisis and personal challenge. While a crisis is unexpected, it throws you off your routine and affects your resources; the next point is the mitigation of it. This webinar will highlight the 9 steps business owners need to focus in their business to mitigate crisis.

September 16, 2020 @ 11:00 pm – 12:00 pm


Small Business Access to Capital

Looking for funds for your business? Join us and learn about loan products and requirements, SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan, business plan tool and all the resources ACE & the Women's Business Center offer to support small businesses.

September 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm


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The SBA is processing EIDL Loans for qualified small businesses and U.S. agricultural businesses. Learn more about available SBA loan and debt relief options.

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ACE Women’s Business Center offers virtual and telephone one-on-one business consultations at no cost to business owners. If you would like to schedule an appointment with our business consultants.

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ACE Women’s Business Center continues to update the COVID-19 Resources Page for Small Businesses

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