The Georgia Micro Enterprise Network (GMEN) has worked to build the capacity of micro enterprise organizations around the United States since 1997. Working in Georgia and throughout the Southeast, GMEN provides the primary infrastructure for assembling and disseminating information on micro-enterprise development to MDOs. With GMEN's support, its members have successfully grown and developed over the past 21 years.

The number of disadvantaged entrepreneurs served by GMEN has grown and the types of services offered have increased. Our members continue to help businesses start and grow, creating and sustaining jobs. GMEN provides critical services including training, technical assistance, program administration, research and leadership.

GMEN18 Week - September 10-16, 2018

Small Is BIG! is our theme for the 2018 GMEN Conference celebrating the power of entrepreneurship and business development to transform communities, create and restore generational wealth and knock down barriers to human achievement. Small is BIG! acknowledges not only the importance of small business to job creation and growth, but how small businesses have disrupted and changed the world through gig economies and various platforms.

Small Is BIG! remembers that the legacy of Atlanta, 50 years after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has come full circle and looks to ways this city can become the focal point in the United States for economic re-engagement for African-Americans across the southeast..

During the conference we will focus on celebrating our past, evaluating our present and innovations needed for our future growth of micro-enterprises and small businesses.

Week of Events

Monday, September 10
GMEN Week 2018 Open House [more]

Tuesday, September 11
GMEN18 Tech Tuesday - Empowering Entrepreneurs with STEAM [more]

  • WeCodeAcademy Computer Coding/Mobile App Camp for Non-Technical People (No experience necessary)
  • MDO University Online - Grand Opening

Wednesday, September 12
Georgia Adopt a Micro Enterprise Day 2018 [more]

Thursday, September 13

  • Small is BIG! Micro Enterprise Conference - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta [more]
  • SpeedCollab Rooftop Networking Event for Georgia Film and TV Community | Downtown Atlanta

Friday, September 14

  • Small is BIG! SAME Training of Trainers - W.K. Kellogg Foundation [more]
  • Atlanta Tour of the City [more]

Saturday, September 15

  • GMEN 5K Atlanta Beltline Run, Walk, Roll [more]
  • Night in Atlanta on Your Own

Sunday, September 16
Business Sunday Georgia [more]


The GMEN 21st Anniversary Celebration Week takes place Monday - Sunday, September 10-16, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Registration is now open! We expect to sell out - register today!

GMEN18 Full Week of Activities - September 10-16, 2018

$225 Now through August 31, 2018

$250 September 1 - 10, 2018

Register HERE for GMEN18 Week!

GMEN18 'Small Is BIG!' Day Conference - Thursday, September 13

$125 Now through August 31, 2018

$150 September 1 - 13, 2018

Register HERE for GMEN18 'Small Is BIG!' Day Conference today.






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