Microenterprise Development Program
The Microenterprise initiative, including the microloan program, is undergoing reorganization during the month of August. Please check back September 1st for an update. If you have questions, please contact Kimberley Kyle at (404) 929-2408 or at her email: Kimberley.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Microenterprise Development Program is a self-sufficiency initiative of the Partnership for Community Action, Inc. The program is designed to assist new and existing small businesses. The program consists of three tracks:
Track I-Start-up: Business Development
Business Development training is six (6) weeks in length, held once a week on Saturday. Technical assistance (one-on-one counseling) is also provided to participants. Following are the topics that are taught during the six weeks:
Business Development 101
Developing a Business Plan
Access to Capital
Track II- Existing Business
Open to any business existing for one (1) year, with five (5) or fewer employees and with a net worth of less than $50,000.
Track III– Access to Capital*
Money must be used for business start up and /or expansion. Business must operate in DeKalb, Rockdale or Gwinnett Counties. It is recommended that the applicant complete the Business Development training.
*All loan requests are subject to approval by an independent loan review committee.
Benefits of the Program
Access to Capital
Resource materials to grow a business
Business to business networking
Business plan development and training
Micro-Loan Program Eligibility
Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.
Planning to start a business in one of the Counties; DeKalb, Rockdale or Gwinnett.
Applicant must be either the business owner or co-owner.
Business will create or retain jobs for low-to-moderate income individuals.