Atlanta ranks seventh among the top 50 metro areas for growth in the number of woman owned businesses, and Georgia’s had the highest rate of growth in women-owned firms than any other state in the country. Atlanta’s wealth of resources and support for entrepreneurs contribute to that economic and innovative success.
Segment 1: How the Metro Atlanta Chamber supports startups
Hala Moddelmog is president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, the first woman to hold these positions. She has had an outstanding career in the corporate world. A strong advocate for women in business, she talks about the opportunities the Metro Atlanta Chamber offers early stage businesses. Learn more about Backed by ATL.
Hala Moddelmog is one of Atlanta’s most powerful business execs. She served as president of Church’s Chicken, Arby’s, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Now, as president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, she’s working to create opportunities for businesses of all size.
Segment 2: InvestAtlanta’s support for small business Noelle London is the Assistant Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at InvestAtlanta, the city’s economic development agency. InvestAtlanta offers a wide range of creative programs, loans, tax credits, and other assistance to help small businesses thrive.
Noelle London leads the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Sector of InvestAtlanta, the city’s economic development agency. In this episode, she talks about her experiences working for an incubator and some of the resources the city offers to entrepreneurs through InvestAtlanta.
Segment 3: How to do your own media relations Holly Beilin serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Hypepotamus, the leading startup and technology news publication in the southeast. Her involvement in the startup scene has given her a unique perspective of companies, founders, and success. In this segment, she shares valuable advice for startup founders who find themselves doing their own media relations. Listen to learn what it takes to get a journalist’s attention and valuable press coverage.