2022 Atlanta 500: Business

2022 Atlanta 500: Business

These are Atlanta's 500 most powerful leaders. We spent months consulting experts and sorting through nominations to get a list of the city's most influential people—from artists to chefs to philanthropists to sports coaches and corporate CEOs. In this section, we focus on banking and finance, investments and private equity, private companies, public companies, retail, and technology.
Meet Atlanta’s new wave of entrepreneurs

Meet Atlanta’s new wave of entrepreneurs

Meet the new class of founders, CEOs, ceramicists, farmers, bankers, and influencers
Isaac Hayes III

Isaac Hayes III wants to help social media creators monetize their content

In the 20th century, Black musicians and other artists were regularly taken advantage of for their creative labor. In the 21st century, eight-tracks and record players have given way to TikTok and YouTube—but the exploitation remains. These entrepreneurs are fighting to change that.
The Farm Battery Atlanta

How to navigate Atlanta’s thriving startup ecosystem

Nonprofit Startup Atlanta that creates an annual “ecosystem guide” to help entrepreneurs find what they’re looking for, from funding to mentorship.
Roadie

How the journeys of four much-hyped Atlanta startups stack up

For those feeling inspired by stories in this package and drafting their resignation letters, a cruel dose of reality from the Harvard Business Review: “If you’re launching a business, the odds are against you: Two-thirds of startups never show a positive return.” Striking startup gold is incredibly rare, but it does happen. Here are a few much-hyped startups and their (sometimes short) journeys, alongside onetime Atlanta darling Mailchimp.
Branch Politics

4 Atlanta startups that are giving information back to the people

Information is power, and these Atlanta startups are giving it back to the people.
Atlanta 500

2021 Atlanta 500: Business

These are Atlanta's 500 most powerful leaders. We spent months consulting experts and sorting through nominations to get a list of the city's most influential people—from artists to chefs to philanthropists to sports coaches and corporate CEOs. In this section, we focus on banking and finance, investments and private equity, private companies, public companies, retail, and technology.
How does Atlanta spend its money? Hands with wallet and cash

Tell us, Atlanta: How do you spend your money?

We want to chat with Atlantans about how they spend their money and how much it really costs to live here.
2020 Atlanta 500 Business Mailchimp

2020 Atlanta 500: Business

These are Atlanta's 500 most powerful leaders. We spent months consulting experts and sorting through nominations to get a list of the city's most influential people—from artists to chefs to philanthropists to sports coaches and corporate CEOs. In this section, we focus on banking and finance, investments and private equity, private companies, public companies, retail, and technology.
Circa: Waffle House

From a side hustle to an empire: how Waffle House became a 24/7 beacon for waffle lovers

Before Waffle House became what it is now, it was just a side hustle. On Labor Day 1955, next-door neighbors Joe Rogers Sr. and Tom Forkner opened a restaurant in sleepy Avondale Estates.

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