There are thousands of entrepreneurs in Atlanta, just waiting for an opportunity to test out their products in the market and launch a sustainable business. Thanks to the BeltLine MarketPlace pilot program that launched last year to create affordable commercial spaces for small businesses, corporate professional turned Etsy entrepreneur, Lakeisha Jones evolved her online business, Pink Pothos, into a full-fledged physical shop on the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail.
Pink Pothos is a lifestyle plant store. Since last summer, it has provided Atlanta’s Westside with all of their plant needs. From potted plants to customized soil, to flora care tips, or a variety of plant accessories, Pink Pothos is the place to go for plant parents or plant parent wannabes.
“It means everything to be part of the BeltLine MarketPlace program because, being a small business owner, it’s very expensive in the city of Atlanta to have commercial real estate space,” says Lakeisha. “And being on the Beltline is a prime opportunity. You can definitely count on that traffic on the BeltLine.”
Hear more about how Lakeisha started Pink Pothos and how BeltLine MarketPlace has helped her business.
To learn about BeltLine MarketPlace and many of the other programs designed to support small businesses around the BeltLine, including the newly launched BeltLine Business Solutions Office, visit beltline.org.