Getting the ball rolling to get your new business off the ground can be challenging— and even more so when you’re not sure where start when it comes to resources.

This December, team ESSENCE is partnering with Target to bring the first-ever ESSENCE + New Voices Entrepreneurship Summit And Target Holiday Market to Atlanta. In anticipation of this premiere holiday shopping and entrepreneurship-building event, we’re excited to spotlight a few local businesses in the Atlanta area who are on track to take the city to higher heights as we enter a new decade.

As the only municipally funded initiative of its kind in the nation, The Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) provides office space, programming and other development resources for women-owned businesses to synergize entrepreneurship and job opportunities for women in Atlanta. WEI incubates early stage startups with a proven business model focused on market entry and growth. If you’re an aspiring or rising entrepreneur in the ATL area, you’re in luck! Applications for the WEI2020 cohort are now open. For more information and to apply, click HERE.

Scroll through for a few tips from WEI Executive Director Monica Hooks on how entrepreneurs can take advantage of local resources and join us to hear from more phenomenal Black women entrepreneurs at the ESSENCE + New Voices Entrepreneur Summit, December 13 – 15 in ATL. See you there!

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