Next level mentorship for Atlantans

Level Eight offers free mentorship services in Atlanta for the following areas:



Growth Stage


Atlanta events

Webinar – business plan

Why Your Business Needs a Business Plan

Every business, regardless of its stage or industry, must have at least a basic business plan. A business plan provides strategic direction, enabling you to negotiate business opportunities and serves as the gateway to securing funding. Join this workshop to learn how to ensure your business has a proper business plan.


Webinar – Design

Customer-Centric Design

Is Your Business User-Friendly? Boost Your Business With Practical UX Insights and Quick Fixes


Support programs

→ The Huddle Events
→ Networking Events
→ Round Table Talk
→ Support Local Business Needs

→ Business Expo Event
→ Mentor Nights
→ One-on-one mentorship
→ Business Directory and Referrals

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Our Atlanta mentors

WE HELP BUSINESS and career-minded individuals meet their goals by matching them with mentors from our wide base of experienced, successful professionals and businesspeople.

Level Eight’s Atlanta mentor pool includes individuals who are prominent in the fields of business strategy & planning, business operation, manufacturing & product development, sales, marketing & public relations, finance, law, and technology. All are ready to offer a wealth of guidance and insight.

Featured mentors

Charles Garfunkel

Co-Owner of A. J. & C. Garfunkel and President of Garfunkel Development Corporation, has over 30 years of experience in the Commercial Real Estate Industry. Charles graduated from the Boston University School of Management in 1981 with a BSBA degree in accounting and a concentration in tax. Following graduation, he began working at A. J. & C. Garfunkel and has since leased over 2 million square feet of property in 5 states.

Over the years, Charles has held several important roles at A. J. & C. Garfunkel, including Managing Member, President and Co-Owner. In 1995, Mr. Garfunkel founded Garfunkel Development Corporation and is responsible for and involved in all aspects of the company, including leasing, management and operation. In remaining active in both companies, he has participated in over a billion dollars’ worth of deals.

Additionally, Mr. Garfunkel has been an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers since 1992, has represented various clients including institutions, private funds, and high net worth individuals, and has acted as an expert witness in several Real Estate Valuations. Charles is also actively involved in the community, having sat on the Savannah Board of Realtors, the Southeastern Regional Board of A.R.M.D.I, and the Georgia/South Carolina Real Estate Commission. Mr. Garfunkel is a past president of Rambam Day School, Bnai Brith Jacob Synagogue, the JEA Men’s Club, Bnai Brith Jacob Brotherhood Organization, and is currently the Treasurer of the Bnai Brith Jacob Synagogue.

Commercial Real Estate

Ian Ratner

is the CEO of B. Riley Advisory Services. We provide specialty financial advisory services and solutions to complex business problems and board-level agenda items. Our advisory platform is comprised of an unprecedented assemblage of capabilities and an experienced team with the deep industry knowledge and specialization to serve as a trusted partner at any stage of a company’s business life cycle.

We are a leading provider of valuation and appraisal services for asset-based lending applications. In addition, our team applies a unique mix of skill sets to address top-level, non-typical business challenges, such as planning and executing a major acquisition or divestiture, pursuing a fraud investigation or corporate litigation, or managing through a business crisis or bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy and Restructuring Services, Real Estate Advisory Services, Forensic and Litigation Accounting, Merger and Acquisition Consulting

Find your mentor today!

We match individuals with the perfect mentor to further their specific career goals.
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