GMEN Programs

Southeast Association for Micro Enterprises (SAME)

The Georgia Micro Enterprise Network has received funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to strengthen efforts to use micro enterprise business development as a tool to improve the economic condition and self-sufficiency of low-income mothers and their young children in select southern states retaining and creating over 1,000 small businesses and jobs. Funding for this pilot program will also be used to build the capacity of the Southeast Association for Micro Enterprises.

The Rites Project:
Reentry from Incarceration Through
Entrepreneurship Services

The RITES Project includes the following: 
  • GMEN's annual MDO Conference with criminal justice proponents, financial institutions, universities and returning citizens.
  • RITES Institute Across Georgia and the Southeast.
  • Development of a Legal Guide to Small Business Development, Licensing and Funding for Returning Citizens.
  • Curriculum Review of the training tools and materials used to provide training to incarcerated individuals and returning citizens.
  • Development of an online "Reentry Bank" to provide access to capital for returning citizens.

Micro Enterprise Development University (MDOU)

 MDO University, an on-demand training and education platform for micro enterprise development organizations. MDO University combines courses, resources and events which have been developed exclusively for micro enterprise development organizations.  These on-demand resources can be accessed from smartphones, tablets or laptops and provide the user with a variety of training and materials that can be obtained at the learner’s pace and preference.  






Georgia Micro Enterprise Network (GMEN)
75 Marietta Street, Suite 501
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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