Inside the Heart of Atlanta Entrepreneurs | Made in America Ep 1

Entrepreneur in Residence Scott Shigeoka sheds a light on what it means to be an entrepreneur in Atlanta and what it takes to overcome barriers for a stronger community. Brought to you by GoDaddy.

With a rapidly growing economy and Black representation in every esteemed position, Atlanta is a mecca for aspiring entrepreneurs to thrive. As Scott Shigeoka chats with small business owners about their entrepreneurial journey, they open up about working tirelessly to support their families and staying afloat during these challenging times. Scott teams up with GMEN (Georgia Micro Enterprise Network), a partner of Empower by GoDaddy, who’s working to equip local entrepreneurs to grow their businesses from the ground up. Tune in as we highlight Atlanta entrepreneurs who are dedicated to chasing success and empowering their community to close the gaps of both racial and financial disparities.

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Art murals in this video:

“Atlanta” by Lela Brunet:

“Homage to King” by Xavier Medina-Campeny:

“Stacey Abrams” by Fabian Williams aka Occasional Superstar

“We Give Each Other the World” by Yehimi Cambrón: Artist, Activist, Public Speaker
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“Together We” by Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya:

“Love and Protection” by Brandan “BMike” Odums:

“Black Futures Matter” by Tiffany LaTrice, Erica Chisolm, Liliana Bakhtiari, and Brandon Sheats:

“Elevate” by Tilt


Atlanta is the fourth fastest-growing region and 10th largest metro economy in the U.S:

It also has the largest income inequality gap of any city in America:

In Atlanta, nearly one of every four people live in poverty. That’s almost twice the national average:

The median net worth of business owners is almost two and a half times greater than that of non-business owners. For a Black woman, the difference is more than tenfold:

Ten days later, on March 23, Atlanta issued a stay-at-home order in response to COVID-19:

Small businesses employ almost half of America’s employee workforce and create 64% of net new private sector jobs in the country:

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