Running a small business in Atlanta doesn’t have to be a lonely road. With the right support from a well crafted professional network, you can succeed at whatever your endeavor.

Aside from visiting Atlanta Small Business Network on a daily basis for news and best practices below are the top associations and events for small businesses and entrepreneurs in Atlanta. Please add your suggestions below.

Top Associations for Entrepreneurs in Atlanta

The Atlanta Business Alliance:  For nearly two decades, The Atlanta Business Alliance (“the ABA”), has provided a forum for some of Atlanta’s leading business owners, professionals and community and business leaders to exchange ideas, network, provide support and find answers to the issues confronting them on a regular basis.

Atlanta Business League:  The Atlanta Business League was established in 1933 as an affiliate of the National Business League, which was founded by Dr. Booker T. Washington. Their mission statement reads: “The Atlanta Business League fosters the growth, creation and development of successful business enterprises owned, operated and managed by African-Americans in metropolitan Atlanta.”

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Buckhead Business Association: Since 1951, The Buckhead Business Association (BBA) has played an integral role in the advancement of the Buckhead community.  A unique organization, the BBA brings together leadership that unites all aspects of business, government and community with a common vision for ensuring the future vitality of the greater Buckhead community.

National Association of Women Business Owners – Atlanta: The National Association of Women Business Owners, Atlanta Chapter equips Atlanta area women-owned businesses for exceptional leadership through programs, training and education.

National Federation of Independent Business – Georgia: Georgia’s chapter of this national organization is particularly helpful to local small business owners looking to build contacts and networking opportunities.

Top Business Events in Atlanta

The Entrepreneur Experience Conference: This conference consists of a Spring Boot Camp in March and a Fall Session in October. Find resources and assets to help your business succeed from experts in web advancement, online networking, branding, social media,  financial planning,  business counseling, self-publishing, health and wellness, retirement planning, marketing,  telecommunications, products and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

Atlanta Tech Summit: Held every February, this summit is designed to provide the latest IT trends and knowledge needed to make the best possible decisions on behalf of your organization. It will allow you to see the best practices other leading companies have adopted, key IT challenges they are facing, and new solutions that are solving these challenges.Atlanta tech summit

Ladies of Business Conference: This conference is put on yearly by the networking group Ladies who Brunch. Topics include branding, networking, women empowerment, entrepreneurship, sisterhood, and of course, brunch.

Digital Summit – Atlanta:  Digital Summit is a great forum to explore the latest trends in digital marketing. The summit boasts amazing content, brilliant speakers, productive networking, fun with friends, and much more. 55+ in-depth sessions & workshops will not only help you stay ahead of the latest digital trends but also provide you with tons of practical, game-changing takeaways you can immediately apply to your marketing strategy. You might need a second brain to pack it all in.

Small Business Expo:  Since 2008, Small Business Expo has dedicated itself to putting on fun and educational events that help Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs thrive. The Expo includes an Exhibitor Hall, Workshops & Seminars, Product Demonstrations, Speed-Networking, a Business Card Exchange, Industry Connections and many other valuable networking areas.

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