Weda Atlanta

WEDA Atlanta

Womens Economic Development Agency


The WEDA / Metropolitan Atlanta Women’s Business Center (MAWBC) provides business development, management and technical assistance to emerging, intermediate- and advanced-stage women entrepreneurs throughout the twenty-eight county metropolitan Atlanta area and is one of 105 SBA Women’s Business Centers across the country.


Our cornerstone program is the Atlanta Microenterprise Initiative (AMI)

AMI is a comprehensive, 9-week workshop series that helps emerging and new entrepreneurs learn how to start and manage a successful business, as well as how to determine funding needs and write a detailed business plan. Topics covered throughout the workshop series include business licensing and regulation; marketing, including primary and secondary research and analyses; business taxes, tax credits and other incentives; bookkeeping; sales/business development; operations; contract and equal employment opportunity laws; presentation skills; and business technology and e-commerce. AMI is an income-based program and new classes form three times per year.

AMI- Distance Learning

The AMI workshop series is also offered as a distance learning course. AMI-Distance Learning Distance learning courses provide motivated entrepreneurs the opportunity to receive the AMI curriculum completely online using an Internet-based course management system. This system uses live chat sessions, e-mail, electronic homework assignments, quizzes, and a virtual classroom for communicating with other students and the instructor.
AMI Distance Learning covers the same topics and gives you the same benefits as the AMI program with the added bonus of taking the course from your home.


WEDA supplements our AMI program with monthly workshops on topics pertinent to business owners. Our featured workshops include the Non–Profit Workshop Series, Patents and Trademarks, Branding, Marketing with Social Media, Franchise Development, Demystifying the Business Financing Process, Principles of Procurement, Entrepreneur Panels and more.

Please check the calendar for upcoming workshops.

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