Specialty Areas:  Arts and Culture + Arts Education + Film & Multi-media + Music + Performing and Creative Arts + Basic and Emergency Aid + Religion, Christianity, Faith-based Initiatives + Community and Economic Development + Community Improvement + Natural Disaster Recovery + Veterinary Care + Protection of Domesticated and Exotic Animals + Education – Elementary, Secondary & Post-secondary Education + Adult Literacy + Family and Human Services + Health Care,  Diseases, Conditions, Addictions Prevention & Services +Sports & Recreation + Housing Development + Housing for the Homeless, Veteran and Affordable Housing + International & Immigration Resources and Services + Museums, Art, History + Natural Resources, Environmental Conservancy & Protection + Agriculture, Fishing & Forestry + Shelter and Residential Care, Independent and Assisted Living + Special Population, Under-served, At-risk Support & Services + Scientific and Technical Education, Research & Development, STEAM + Workforce Development + Women’s Services + Parent Education & Services + Youth Development & Services + Domestic Violence Against Women and Children.  


Business Development Catalog:  Events – Seminars – Workshops – Courses

With the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic landscape, we know it’s a challenging time for everyone. To prioritize the safety and health of our participants, we’ve shifted many of our in-person programs to an online format. You can now attend our events from the privacy, comfort, and safety of your home.  A desktop or laptop computer, tablet, iPad, or smartphone with an internet connection is required to attend by ZOOM free video platform.

  • How to Start a Nonprofit 501 (c) 3 Tax Exempt Business 
  • How to Find and Win Grants  
  • How to Find and Win Government Contracts  
  • Introduction to Grant Writing 
  • Grant Writing 
  • Non-profit Law & Governance 
  • How to Write a Business Plan   
  • Introduction to QuickBooks 101:  Organize & Manage Your Business 
  • Introduction to Nonprofit Fundraising 101:  Best Practices & Compliance
  • Introduction to Copyright, Patents, and Trademarks
  • Grant Writing Boot Camp 
  • Guest Speaker Available for Board Meetings, Conferences, and Special Events
  • Host a Business Development Event for Your Community or Private Event 
  • Sponsorship and Guest Speaker Opportunities 
  • White Linen Annual CP-GWED Guild Business Networking Event
  • Cultural Arts:  Introduction to Creative and Puppetry Arts
  • Cultural Arts:  How to Start a Creative & Puppetry Arts Children’s Ministry 

NOTE:   A Tablet, iPad, or Laptop is strongly recommended for all events; however, not required. Light refreshments and or lunch are provided at most events. Registered Service Animals may be permitted with prior notice, proof of certifications, and vaccinations, and as space and venue authority allows. All attendees must be registered, regardless of age. Remember to bring an event ticket as proof of registration.

COLLABORATE & THRIVE:  If you are a Business Development Consultant, Trainer, Instructor, Teacher, Writer, or Mentor join our Business Collaborative. Business collaboration creates purposeful connections to achieve goals or solve problems by sharing varied resources, knowledge, expertise, skill sets, strengths, and perspectives.  


Queen Marrero, Ph.D.


Center for Business Innovative Research, Inc. (CBIR)


Executive Director South Campus

Vice President Grants & Contracts Administration

706 King Road, Suite E & F

Riverdale, GA  30296

Email: qmarrero21@gmail.com Phone:  (404) 225-2518



Dr. Queen Esther Marrero, (Major-Retired, US Army Veteran) is a highly-skilled professional with a 30-year proven track record of success in For-profit and Nonprofit Business Development and Grants and Contracts Administration. Dr. Marrero is alumni and a retired employee of Georgia State University, alumni of Saint Leo College, and Wings of Faith Bible College.  Dr. Marrero is the Founder and President of the Center for Business Innovative Research (CBIR), a Business Development and Consulting Organization located in Atlanta, Georgia. She serves as Vice President for Grants & Contracts Administration at NuDigi.Tech, a Nonprofit 501 (c) 3, Digitial Marketing, Multi-Media, Cultural Arts and STEAM Workforce and Business Development Training Center, South Campus, in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a Certified Grants and Contracts Research Administrator and Financial Administrator within the University System of Georgia and volunteers as a Business Development Mentor and Consultant with SCORE, a United States Small Business Administration (SBA) resource partner. Dr. Marrero is an active member of her church where she serves as Director of Children’s Church, Creative and Puppetry Arts Ministry.  Dr. Marrero is an energetic, engaging, motivational speaker, mentor, and instructor. She delights in sharing her professional expertise and experience with inspiring entrepreneurs, For-profit and Nonprofit business associates, and serves as a member of several Nonprofit Boards of Directors, Strategic Planning Committees, and Advisory Boards. Dr. Marrero offers training and fee-based Consulting Services in Business Development and Grant Writing.