Small Business Majority has created a comprehensive state policy agenda to ensure entrepreneurship is at the center of a thriving and inclusive economy in Georgia. The state’s 1 million small businesses comprise 99.6% of all businesses in the state, and they employ 1.6 million residents—nearly half of all Georgia employees.
Renard Beaty is a 5th degree Master Martial Arts Instructor in Tang Soo Do, a self-defense art made famous in movies by Chuck Norris. He has operated Kick Start Martial Arts since August 2008, now located in Grant Park, metro Atlanta. He opened a second business this year, Invictus Firearm Safety & Defense LLC where he serves as a certified U.S. conceal and carry (USCCA) instructor.
Middle school teacher Talia Waller started making her own organic candles for fun because the price point for similar products are so high in stores. In the early days of the pandemic, her candle-making hobby became a successful side hustle for Talia. These days, Catherine Ann’s Candles—named for Talia’s two grandmothers—is a thriving business with a storefront and bulk contracts with her local supermarket.
Jay Pitts is the President and CEO of ClinCept, LLC, a clinical research company, committed to providing clinical research studies to communities across the Southeastern U.S. He has a BS in Biology and over 20 years of experience in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and medical research industries.
Just six months after Suhyoon Wood concocted her very first batch of kombucha, she decided it was time to turn her passion project into her very own small business. When her signature recipe—a blend incorporating organic green tea and honey—gained popularity among her friends and community members, she launched Beejou Craft Kombucha: Columbus, Ga.’s first and only craft and brewery kombucha taproom.
Stephen Martin is Co-owner and Vice President at ACESA Cleaning Services (ACESA). Stephen has a BA in Communications and offers more than 20 years of senior executive experience in management, business development and professional services contracting for Federal, State and local government agencies. He employs those same highly developed organizational, planning and management skills to inform the business development approach to growth for ACESA. As a small business owner, his charismatic leadership facilitates ongoing client contact and interaction with management while
Amy has been performing her whole life starting with teaching and entertaining with her mother's dance/piano studio. Graduating from Florida School of the Arts, she moved to Atlanta to pursue her dreams of dance and more. After evolving with more skills under her belt, she decided to start her own entertainment agency.
Hare-Brained Productions began in 1994 with a culmination of skills and a desire to have a career that not only makes one happy but makes others happy as well.
Jejuan Stewart is a passionate and committed CEO with expansive experience in community engagement, youth leadership, and parent empowerment. She is the visionary entrepreneur behind Eagle 7 LLC, a consulting firm that focuses on program development and community engagement. She is also a philanthropist and founder of John and Jejuan Stewart Jr. Foundation, a faith-based non-denominational organization with the vision to create a group of focused, empowered youth who make a positive difference as individuals in their families and communities.
HiEd Success is an SBA and NMSDC WBC certified IT Technical consulting firm located in Atlanta serving US Colleges with a niche area in Analytics process automation. Either Institution struggles to afford smart analytics systems or lacks the technical staff to leverage the in-house systems to bring meaningful information at the executive’s fingertips so they can make informed decisions for financial sustainability! HiEd Success bridge the gap for the technical staff or with our analytical products that we building in-house.
Georgia Small Business Council
Our Georgia Small Business Council consists of small business owners from various industries across the state. Council members volunteer their time and entrepreneurial expertise at board meetings, public events and in the media to help Small Business Majority identify and address the biggest issues facing small businesses today.