Annual Multilingual Speed Coaching Event for Small-Business Owners

Speed Coaching

Registration for Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Annual Multilingual Speed Coaching Event is now open. Set for Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, approximately 45 business and financial experts from the Atlanta area have volunteered to be coaches and offer their experience and insights to small-business owners looking for guidance.

Speed Coaching takes its name and structure from the traditional speed dating concept and adds an entrepreneurial twist. This fun, high-energy and informative evening is a one-of-a-kind interactive event in the Atlanta area. Speed Coaching enables each registered business owner to meet one-on-one with successful business leaders and expert coaches in 20-minute increments to discuss strategies and solutions for their businesses. The event’s focus is on financial preparedness and access to capital, both of which are critical elements to helping entrepreneurs move their businesses forward.

Coaching topics will include business planning, cash-flow forecasting, accessing capital, loan and financing options, credit reporting and more. English-, Spanish-, Korean- and Hindi-speaking coaches will be available. The event is sponsored by Atlantic Capital, Wells Fargo and Quantum National Bank.

The first 70 small-business owners who meet the following criteria will be accepted: They must have been in business for at least two years, and have more than $100,000 in annual revenue. To register and participate as a small-business owner, go to or call 678-335-5600 ext. 115 for more information. General registration until Aug. 15, is $35 (limited availability). Late registration, between Aug. 16 and Aug. 22, is $50 (limited availability). Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

About Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Inc. (ACE)

ACE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and CDFI loan fund that provides loans and business consulting services to help borrowers throughout Metro Atlanta and North Georgia create and grow stable, sustainable businesses that generate jobs. Founded in 1999, ACE has loaned more than $39 million to about 725 entrepreneurs, which has created or saved more than 6,200 jobs in Georgia. ACE has offices in downtown Atlanta and Cleveland, Ga., an ACE Women’s Business Center in Norcross, Ga., and a satellite office in the Turner Redevelopment Area of Atlanta. For more information, visit

About the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Gwinnett Chamber is to strengthen existing businesses, facilitate the growth of quality job opportunities, and enrich the community’s quality of life. The Gwinnett Chamber serves over 2,000 members throughout metro Atlanta by delivering pertinent and useful programs that strengthen and connect businesses locally, regionally, and globally. The Gwinnett Chamber uses its strategic marketing and communications capabilities to support its members, promote its programs, and enhance economic development efforts.

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