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Resources for Small Businesses

With 99% of Georgia companies employing under 500, approximately 95% employ under 100.  No small part of the state’s economic lifeblood, small businesses reflect Georgia’s entrepreneurial spirit and fuel job growth, as well as personal pride.

GA ranks #2 for states experiencing the largest increases in entrepreneurial activity rates over the past decade; Atlanta/Marietta/Sandy Springs tied at #2 for entrepreneurial activity by a metro area. Learn how we are supporting Georgia’s various business sectors or use the Georgia small business resource directory to find what you need.

Start A Business

 

Grow, Relocate, Expand

 

Financial Assistance

 

Tax Credits & Exemptions

 

Government/Certifications

 

B2B Opportunities

 

Women, Minorities & Youth

 

 

Research, Innovation & Technology

 

Mary Ellen McClanahan

Mary Ellen McClanahan

Director

+1.404.962.4820

Small Business Defined

Georgia defines a small business as one which is independently owned and operated and must have either fewer than 300 employees or less than $30 million in gross receipts per year. 

Georgia’s Small Business Resources

Entrepreneur Friendly Communities

For communities wanting to create and sustain an entrepreneurial, business-enabling environment, the “Entrepreneur Friendly” Initiative helps them incorporate small businesses into their long-term development strategies. Learn more about Entrepreneur Friendly Communities ▶