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Inaugural Eddie Awards celebrates disabled entrepreneurs

The ceremony was held last week at the City Springs Center in Sandy Springs. By Allison Joyner Last week, local nonprofit Synergies Work honored business owners with disabilities during the first-ever EDDIE Awards. Short for “entrepreneurs dedicated to diverse, inclusive excellence,” the EDDIE Awards celebrate innovative and ambitious business owners with disabilities making a difference […]

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Black Women’s History Month: Leona Barr-Davenport wants women to “use their voice”

This month, SaportaReport will highlight Atlanta-based women making a difference in their fields.  By Allison Joyner As Covid progressed, more African American women made a pivot to leave their jobs and start their own businesses. “Black women — African Americans across the board — start businesses out of necessity. I need to be able to […]

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Breaking down barriers for Latino entrepreneurs In Georgia

By Guest Columnist GIGI PEDRAZA, executive director and founder of Latino Community Fund

From the carpet industry’s rapid growth in Dalton in the 1980s to the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta to Georgia’s continued economic growth right now, our state has repeatedly drawn in Latino immigrants with the promise of a chance to live the American Dream and provide a better life for their children. Today, over a million people with Latin American roots live in Georgia.

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Business Plan Competition Shines Spotlight on Atlanta’s Entrepreneurial Community

By Isabelle Monlouis The Atlanta metropolitan area is one of the broadest and most diverse entrepreneurial markets in the nation. Among other 2018 accolades, The ATL has been named the top city for startups that isn’t New York or San Francisco, 4th in the U.S. for the greatest average number of female-owned businesses and a […]