Aysha Cooper

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Aysha Cooper brings 20 years of experience either working with small business owners or being a small business owner herself. Prior to joining the SBDC, Aysha was an advertising representative in the yellow page and radio industry. In 2005, after moving to Georgia she opened her first business in Duluth, GA with the guidance and expertise of the SBDC. She has attended Growsmart and been a client of the SBDC throughout the start-up and expansion phase her adult care facility.

In 2011, she was recognized by Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) Entrepreneur of the Year and in 2017, Outstanding Woman of the Year.
Aysha has been an active member of her community as a graduate of Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute, a board member for Snellville Tourism and Trade and Friends of Gwinnett County Seniors. Her interest include marketing, operations, & franchising.


  • MBA – UGA Terry College of Business
  • B.S. in Public Health – Indiana University