The Spirit of Small Business

dc.contributor.author Fricks, Grace
dc.contributor.corporatename Georgia Institute of Technology. College of Business en_US
dc.contributor.corporatename Georgia Institute of Technology. Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship en_US
dc.contributor.corporatename Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-04T19:37:22Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-04T19:37:22Z
dc.date.issued 2014-03-12
dc.description Presented on March 12, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. in the LeCraw Auditorium, Scheller College of Business on the Georgia Tech campus. en_US
dc.description Grace Fricks is the founder and CEO of Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE), a nonprofit community lender specializing in small-business loans coupled with business advisory services. After excelling for two decades in health and social services throughout the U.S., Ms. Fricks was awarded the 2002 Advocate of the Year from the Georgia Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities. She combined her social services expertise with an MBA from The University of Memphis and founded ACE with its award-winning focus on promoting financial independence among women and minority populations. Ms. Fricks serves as membership chair of the Rotary Club of White County, treasurer of the Georgia Micro Enterprise Network (GMEN), treasurer of People PAC of Georgia, and serves on the Rural Committee of the national Association for Enterprise Opportunity. She was the recipient of the Founder's Award for GMEN in 2005, the same year that one of ACE's borrowers was honored as the Micro Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2006, Ms. Fricks was a finalist for the Atlanta chapter of the National Association of Women's Business Owners Inspiration award. She has served on the Georgia Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Community Services and on the Board of Trustees for North Georgia Technical College.
dc.description Runtime: 61:17 minutes
dc.description.abstract What is the “Spirit of Small Business?” What is it that sets an entrepreneur apart? Grace Fricks, Founder and CEO of Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc. (ACE), will share some small business and microenterprise success stories and what she thinks it takes to not only survive, but thrive as a successful entrepreneur. ACE, a non-profit community lender, provides loans and business advisory services to grow and expand business in 68 North Georgia counties, including Metro Atlanta. Since inception in 1997, ACE has loaned more than $21MM to 540 aspiring entrepreneurs having helped save or create more than 3,500 jobs in Georgia. en_US
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dc.format.extent 61:17 minutes
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/51560
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IMPACT Speaker Series
dc.subject Entrepreneur en_US
dc.subject Microenterprise en_US
dc.subject Small business en_US
dc.subject Success en_US
dc.title The Spirit of Small Business en_US
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dc.type.genre Lecture
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