Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson holding third-annual business owner summit

DeKalb County Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson. Photo provided to Tucker Observer

DeKalb County, GA — DeKalb County Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson has announced the 3rd Annual DeKalb County Business Owner Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event is available to all county residents.

Interested individuals should register by visiting https://dekalbbusinesssummit.vfairs.com

“DeKalb County is home to many entrepreneurs and small business owners who are integral to the economic landscape of our communities,” the press release for the event says. “Many business owners are not aware of the resources available to them through both local and global channels and it is the goal of Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson to ensure that they have access to those resources, are equipped to succeed in business and are able to maximize their potential for growth.”

The summit will be held virtually and is free to attend.

“The free, virtual summit will provide attendees with pertinent information on Funding Resources, Business Incentives, Tax Allocation Districts, Overlay Districts, and the Online Global Marketplace, as well as what these programs, tools and incentives offer and how they can impact a growing or expanding business,” the press release says.

Discussion topics will include:

– Doing Business in DeKalb: The How, the Where & the Why

– What’s in It For Me: Incentives & Rewards of Entrepreneurship

– Show Me the Money: Funding Sources for Your Startup & Business

– Global Marketplace: How to Start & Operate an Online Business

– What’s on the Horizon: DeKalb’s Business Forecast for 2023

“I’m confident business owners will gain a wealth of knowledge at the summit,” Commissioner Cochran-Johnson said in the press release. “We’re excited to offer information on small business incentives, including abatements and loan products available throughout the county. Simply put, my goal is to ensure our small business owners have the resources they need to progressively move forward in DeKalb.”

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