The Emory Beacon of Light, Inc. (EBOL) an outgrowth of the ministries of the Emory United Methodist Church was established in 1996 as a not for profit, 501(c) 3 community development organization. Since 1996, EBOL has served as a dynamic change agent within the Brightwood community and surrounding area offering a wide range of services that have dramatically enhanced the economic and social vitality of the neighborhood.


  • Individualized one-on-one business counseling
  • Workshops

Technical Assistance Offered

Business Concept
Start-up feasibility analysis
Business Plan
Business plan development
Business start-up information
Business operations
Business management
Budget, Financing & Lending
Access to capital
Accounting and financial planning
Bookkeeping assistance
Contract and procurement
Access to contracts
Proposal and contract support services
Marketing research
Target Market/Customer Demographics
Sales and marketing
Business development
Website development
Customer service
Social and other web-based media training
Real Estate & Façade
Storefront improvement
Site location assistance
Access to capital
Grant writing assistance
Great Streets grant assistance

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