Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger Announces Live FIN FIT Event in Atlanta: “Fearlessly Fundraising for Small Businesses”

May 8th, 2023

Atlanta – Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is excited to announce the first live FIN FIT (Financial Fit) event on Wednesday, May 24 at 8:30am-12:30pm located at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Atlanta. This event is free and open to all Georgians. Free parking and continental breakfast is included for all attendees.

Starting a business and making it profitable is hard enough, and Secretary Raffensperger is committed to empowering Georgians to attain those skills. Join our live event where our panelists discuss how to fearlessly raise capital to finance your small business, as well as discuss the details of the Invest Georgia Exemption (IGE), which can be a powerful tool for Georgians looking to raise capital and fund their new venture or grow their already thriving business. Hands-on workshops with a free workbook is included, covering the topics of developing your fundraising goals, preparing your fundraising package, what to consider before you say yes, and managing your investor relationships for continued success and sustainability.

“Georgians must be comfortable taking the risk and pursuing their dreams,” said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. “I am committed to ensuring that all Georgians have the skills to attain their financial goals.”

The event will be moderated by our Moderator, Donna Lowry, the Host and Producer of Lawmakers and Lawmakers: Beyond The Dome on GPB-TV. Panelists for this event include Anita Davis, President and Chief Funding Matchmaker, Praxis Strategic Solutions; Marguerite Pressley Davis, Founder & CEO, Finance Savvy CEO™ and creator of Your Profit Playbook™; Nickolas Downey, Engineer and Founding CEO, Nead Werx, Inc.; Jane McCracken, Chief Growth Officer, Corps Team; Crystal McPherson, Manager, Experience Team, BBB Atlanta & NE GA; and Monique Mills, CEO of TPM Focus.

“Georgia continues to lead in the crowdfunding space with the Invest Georgia Exemption,” said Noula Zaharis, Assistant Commissioner of Securities, “and we want our Georgia entrepreneurs to continue to accelerate growth and generate momentum in the Georgia economy.”

FIN FIT is a financial empowerment seminar series hosted by Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger as part of his multi-faceted financial literacy effort and is administered through the Securities and Charities divisions of the Office of Secretary of State. These free programs feature industry leaders who discuss resources that can help increase attendees’ knowledge about money, their relationship to money, and financial issues and strategies for growing their wealth.

The office of the Secretary of State invites all Georgians to attend these free and informational events.

To register for this free event, click here.

To learn more about FIN LIT, click here.

To review and download our free financial resources, click here.

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