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




B2B Opportunities


Women, Minorities & Youth



Research, Innovation & Technology


Mary Ellen McClanahan

Mary Ellen McClanahan



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. 

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 ▶