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Managing People

Jay Bandy

Jay Bandy

Goliath Consulting Group

Jay bridges the areas of business strategy, restaurant operations, startups, brand strategy, menu development, marketing, supply chain, and restaurant development.

Jeff Lovejoy

Jeff Lovejoy

ActionCOACH

Experienced working with business owners who are committed to taking their businesses to the next level. I work with them to increase their marketing and sales skills and success, and their ability to generate leads from networking.

Maria Rivera

Maria Rivera

Professional experience of over 15 years includes industry roles in management consulting. Held roles in business transformation, change management, financial management, project management and business process improvement.

Daniela Demaria

Daniela Demaria

Fifth Third Bank

I bring a broad organizational vision with ability to develop and execute strategies that achieve sustainable results.

Yolanda Lewis

Yolanda Lewis

Extreme Overflow Enterprises

Empowers leading women to reach the NEXT LEVEL UP through Branding and Publishing.Mrs. Lewis helps leading women make sense of their story in efforts to expand their platform or increase profit.

Benny StaRomana

Benny StaRomana

University of GA Small Business Development Center

Benny assists business owners from start-up to exit, seeing on the average 60 clients annually. My business won the 2011 Amazing Entrepreneur competition of the Gwinnett Chamber.

Gina Espinosa

Gina Espinosa

G Public Relations

Founder and owner of G Public Relations, a boutique public relations agency that provides strategic direction for a number of clients in the retail, hospitality, entertainment and non-profit fields.

Felicia Phillips

Felicia Phillips

As a Master Business Strategist and Coach, Felicia has more than two decades of experience in advising senior leaders with municipalities, corporations and non-profits in developing and implementing innovative initiatives and training that create economic impact for both their company and small business enterprises.

Adriana West

Adriana West

West World Properties, LLC

Spanish

Adriana is a member of the Georgia Real Estate Investors group, and helps some of their members find investment properties to rent or re-sell, or locate their news business.

Marketing

Ires Alliston

Ires Alliston

ALLISTON GROUP, LLC

Certified Coach and Amazon author, Speaker, CEO & Founder of the Alliston Group, LLC helping people grow, build and scale their business with online marketing (web design, social media, animated video and more).

Toby Bloomberg

Toby Bloomberg

Marketing expert focused on social media marketing. I have worked with a wide range of companies and industries from B2B, B2C, NPO, culinary and more.

Jeff Lovejoy

Jeff Lovejoy

ActionCOACH

Experienced working with business owners who are committed to taking their businesses to the next level. I work with them to increase their marketing and sales skills and success, and their ability to generate leads from networking.

Felicia Phillips

Felicia Phillips

As a Master Business Strategist and Coach, Felicia has more than two decades of experience in advising senior leaders with municipalities, corporations and non-profits in developing and implementing innovative initiatives and training that create economic impact for both their company and small business enterprises.

Jay Bandy

Jay Bandy

Goliath Consulting Group

Jay bridges the areas of business strategy, restaurant operations, startups, brand strategy, menu development, marketing, supply chain, and restaurant development.

Gina Espinosa

Gina Espinosa

G Public Relations

Founder and owner of G Public Relations, a boutique public relations agency that provides strategic direction for a number of clients in the retail, hospitality, entertainment and non-profit fields.

Lori Manns

Lori Manns

Quality Media Consultant Group

Marketing experience of over 25 years in corporate America and private practice. I help Business owners to increase clientele, gain brand visibility & grow revenue by providing expert business solutions, strategic planning and results coaching.

Benny StaRomana

Benny StaRomana

University of GA Small Business Development Center

Benny assists business owners from start-up to exit, seeing on the average 60 clients annually. My business won the 2011 Amazing Entrepreneur competition of the Gwinnett Chamber.

Amber Bennett

Amber Bennett

UGA SBDC in Gwinnett

I focus on helping Georgia business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs learn about their financing options, one-on-one general business consulting, access to industry research, and continuing education programs.

Yolanda Lewis

Yolanda Lewis

Extreme Overflow Enterprises

Empowers leading women to reach the NEXT LEVEL UP through Branding and Publishing.Mrs. Lewis helps leading women make sense of their story in efforts to expand their platform or increase profit.

Katherine Morales, APR

Katherine Morales, APR

InFlection Point Communications, LLC

Helps create positive change for future growth through effective communications. Specializing in brand building, reputation management, and strategic communications planning.

Networking

Gina Espinosa

Gina Espinosa

G Public Relations

Founder and owner of G Public Relations, a boutique public relations agency that provides strategic direction for a number of clients in the retail, hospitality, entertainment and non-profit fields.

Lori Manns

Lori Manns

Quality Media Consultant Group

Marketing experience of over 25 years in corporate America and private practice. I help Business owners to increase clientele, gain brand visibility & grow revenue by providing expert business solutions, strategic planning and results coaching.

Adriana West

Adriana West

West World Properties, LLC

Spanish

Adriana is a member of the Georgia Real Estate Investors group, and helps some of their members find investment properties to rent or re-sell, or locate their news business.

Yolanda Lewis

Yolanda Lewis

Extreme Overflow Enterprises

Empowers leading women to reach the NEXT LEVEL UP through Branding and Publishing.Mrs. Lewis helps leading women make sense of their story in efforts to expand their platform or increase profit.

Chris Moder

Chris Moder

City of Norcross

Focus is on working with local leadership, Gwinnett County, and statewide economic development organizations in attracting new businesses while assisting existing City businesses expand, in an effort to create jobs, generate capital in-vestment, and grow and diversify the existing tax base.

Derrick Williams

Derrick Williams

U.S. Strategic Capital

I have been an investment banker for over 20 years focusing on finance, capital raising and advisory work including mergers and acquisitions. We founded USSC to work with entrepreneurs and startups.

Jeff Lovejoy

Jeff Lovejoy

ActionCOACH

Experienced working with business owners who are committed to taking their businesses to the next level. I work with them to increase their marketing and sales skills and success, and their ability to generate leads from networking.

Albert Sorto

Albert Sorto

National Minority Trucking Association (NMTA)

A dynamic and innovative sales executive, with progressive experience in new business development, sales, marketing, customer service, and operations management.

Day-to-Day Operations

Ires Alliston

Ires Alliston

ALLISTON GROUP, LLC

Certified Coach and Amazon author, Speaker, CEO & Founder of the Alliston Group, LLC helping people grow, build and scale their business with online marketing (web design, social media, animated video and more).

Catherine Cattles

Catherine Cattles

Branch Banking & Trust

I have 20 years experience as a small business lender in the Atlanta metro. I focus on entrepreneurs and business in growth mode.

Jeff Lovejoy

Jeff Lovejoy

ActionCOACH

Experienced working with business owners who are committed to taking their businesses to the next level. I work with them to increase their marketing and sales skills and success, and their ability to generate leads from networking.

Benny StaRomana

Benny StaRomana

University of GA Small Business Development Center

Benny assists business owners from start-up to exit, seeing on the average 60 clients annually. My business won the 2011 Amazing Entrepreneur competition of the Gwinnett Chamber.

Jay Bandy

Jay Bandy

Goliath Consulting Group

Jay bridges the areas of business strategy, restaurant operations, startups, brand strategy, menu development, marketing, supply chain, and restaurant development.

Daniela Demaria

Daniela Demaria

Fifth Third Bank

I bring a broad organizational vision with ability to develop and execute strategies that achieve sustainable results.

Maria Rivera

Maria Rivera

Professional experience of over 15 years includes industry roles in management consulting. Held roles in business transformation, change management, financial management, project management and business process improvement.

Amber Bennett

Amber Bennett

UGA SBDC in Gwinnett

I focus on helping Georgia business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs learn about their financing options, one-on-one general business consulting, access to industry research, and continuing education programs.

Vaishali Joshi

Vaishali Joshi

Quantum National Bank

I am a native of India and am fluent in Hindi (Urdu), Gujarati and a few other local languages. I have a true understanding of the challenges and opportunities South Asian community would encounter on a daily basis.

Kathryn Sabol

Kathryn Sabol

Kathryn Sabol Coaching

My goal in working with women entrepreneurs is to guide them to a running a more profitable, efficient, growing business while having fun along the way!

Profitability Analysis

Ires Alliston

Ires Alliston

ALLISTON GROUP, LLC

Certified Coach and Amazon author, Speaker, CEO & Founder of the Alliston Group, LLC helping people grow, build and scale their business with online marketing (web design, social media, animated video and more).

Catherine Cattles

Catherine Cattles

Branch Banking & Trust

I have 20 years experience as a small business lender in the Atlanta metro. I focus on entrepreneurs and business in growth mode.

Greg Henley

Greg Henley

Nexxt Productions, Inc.

Business educator, entrepreneur and author with 20 years of business experience. I have developed a leadership program targeting women leaders with an emphasis on improving financial and strategic acumen.

Maria Rivera

Maria Rivera

Professional experience of over 15 years includes industry roles in management consulting. Held roles in business transformation, change management, financial management, project management and business process improvement.

Derrick Williams

Derrick Williams

U.S. Strategic Capital

I have been an investment banker for over 20 years focusing on finance, capital raising and advisory work including mergers and acquisitions. We founded USSC to work with entrepreneurs and startups.

Jay Bandy

Jay Bandy

Goliath Consulting Group

Jay bridges the areas of business strategy, restaurant operations, startups, brand strategy, menu development, marketing, supply chain, and restaurant development.

Octavia Conner

Octavia Conner

Octavia Conner is a high achieving accountant and financial management consultant who specializes in closing financial gaps, reducing tax liabilities, streamlining business operations and locating hidden money leaks in order to significantly increase small business profit margins.

Linda Jameson

Linda Jameson

L Jameson Consultants

Currently, Linda combines her financial expertise and desire to make a difference helping small businesses and nonprofits improve cash flow and prepare for funding.

Benny StaRomana

Benny StaRomana

University of GA Small Business Development Center

Benny assists business owners from start-up to exit, seeing on the average 60 clients annually. My business won the 2011 Amazing Entrepreneur competition of the Gwinnett Chamber.

Amber Bennett

Amber Bennett

UGA SBDC in Gwinnett

I focus on helping Georgia business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs learn about their financing options, one-on-one general business consulting, access to industry research, and continuing education programs.

Daniela Demaria

Daniela Demaria

Fifth Third Bank

I bring a broad organizational vision with ability to develop and execute strategies that achieve sustainable results.

Lori Manns

Lori Manns

Quality Media Consultant Group

Marketing experience of over 25 years in corporate America and private practice. I help Business owners to increase clientele, gain brand visibility & grow revenue by providing expert business solutions, strategic planning and results coaching.

Adriana West

Adriana West

West World Properties, LLC

Spanish

Adriana is a member of the Georgia Real Estate Investors group, and helps some of their members find investment properties to rent or re-sell, or locate their news business.

Lean Start-ups

Catherine Cattles

Catherine Cattles

Branch Banking & Trust

I have 20 years experience as a small business lender in the Atlanta metro. I focus on entrepreneurs and business in growth mode.

Benny StaRomana

Benny StaRomana

University of GA Small Business Development Center

Benny assists business owners from start-up to exit, seeing on the average 60 clients annually. My business won the 2011 Amazing Entrepreneur competition of the Gwinnett Chamber.

Greg Henley

Greg Henley

Nexxt Productions, Inc.

Business educator, entrepreneur and author with 20 years of business experience. I have developed a leadership program targeting women leaders with an emphasis on improving financial and strategic acumen.

Marc Parham

Marc Parham

CAPBuilder Network Group

His over 25 year mission is simple, to educate and coach people to start taking more control of their lives by learning how to start and grow their own small business.

Licensing

John Moss

John Moss

I have been a business owner for 12 years and have experience with marketing, sales and IT, working to educate and sup-port our customers with their IT networks and systems to maintain and increase revenue and productivity.

Legal

JoAnn Holmes

JoAnn Holmes

JoAnn Holmes has practiced law for 18 years, representing and negotiating with companies like Walmart, Disney, Clorox and Microsoft.

Roxann Smithers

Roxann Smithers

Roxann advises its corporate clients on a myriad of legal issues, including compliance with regulatory law and research regarding legal limits on business strategies and tactics.

Meron Tadesse

Meron Tadesse

Tadesse Law,LLC

Experienced Principal with a demonstrated history of working in the law practice industry. Skilled in Tax and Business Law. Can legal advise on incorporation of businesses.

Human Resources

Tonia Morris

Tonia Morris

Simply HR, LLC

Provides HR Solutions in the area of recruiting, policy development, employee handbook, training and employee relations. We are known for as the Generational Connector where we help you manage all generations in the workplace.

Access to Capital

Bonita Doster

Bonita Doster

Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs

Over 36 years of banking experience, Bonita is micro loan officer for ACE.

Maria Peck

Maria Peck

Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs

Director of Hispanic Strategies and Lending

Commercial Loans, providing loans up to 500K, and SBA CAP loans.

Vonda Echols

Vonda Echols

Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs

Director of Community Outreach and Business Lending.

Vonda is responsible for educating, supporting and providing access to capital to small businesses.

Courtney Lynn

Courtney Lynn

Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs

Experienced Loan Officer and Underwriter with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Business Planning, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service.

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