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Battle of the BIZ! Gala

2024 Battle of the BIZ! Gala

Battle of the BIZ! is Goodwill of North Georgia’s only annual fundraising event. Funds raised at the gala provide career training in high-demand fields, job placement services, and job retention support at zero cost to the jobseeker. 

Saturday, October 26, 2024

Flourish Atlanta @ 6PM

Emcee: Monica Pearson

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Battle of the BIZ! is Changing Lives!

Since 2022, the Battle of the BIZ! gala has raised over $700,000 to support our mission… to put people to work.  

Our 2023 Battle of the BIZ! winner is Kristel Valencia, founder of Cafexito Mexican Coffee Shop Kristel is the recipient of a $10,000 gift to expand her business. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for Kristel and Cafexito.   

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Monica Pearson

Former WSB TV anchor, Voice Over Artist; Public Speaker, Emcee, and Spokesperson

Emcee

Kirk Halpern

Founder & CEO
Farmers & Fishermen Purveyors

Entrepreneur of the Year

Ryan Wilson

The Gathering Spot

Battle of the BIZ! Gala
Co-Chair

Alicen Blair

Korn Ferry

Battle of the BIZ! Gala
Co-Chair

Support of Goodwill's GoodBIZ! Program Provided By

2023 Graduate Sponsor

2023 Advocate Sponsors

Do you want to compete in the Battle of the BIZ!?

Goodwill’s Battle of the BIZ! program is an opportunity for graduates of Goodwill’s GoodBIZ! program for entrepreneurs to gain additional training to take their business to the next level. The program includes 8 weeks of workshops designed to support entrepreneurs who have been in business for at least 3 years.

Participants who regularly attend sessions and successfully complete the program will be eligible to compete in a pitch competition to win a $10,000 cash prize. Participants may pitch for $10,000 to purchase equipment, cover marketing costs, consultant fees, or any other tangible costs that will enable the business to grow.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Previously completed Goodwill’s GoodBIZ! program for entrepreneurs
  2. Many entrepreneurs have more than one business. When pitching for the $10,000 cash prize to expand a business, the business in the pitch must have the following:
    1. At least 3 years of income
    2. A written business plan
  3. Commit to actively participating in Battle of the BIZ! workshops and completing assignments.

Application Deadline is April 8, 2024

Apply Here
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