In order to best support entrepreneurs and business owners, state and local leadership became more aware of how they think, what they need and how they do business through training programs such as E2, Economic Gardening, professional development and national workshops.
Georgia’s “Entrepreneur Friendly’ (“EF”) Initiative leads local leadership teams through a set of key guidelines that identifies resources, entrepreneurs and needs, and creates stimulus to begin building sustainable support programs, incorporating into the community’s overall economic development plan.
SUSTAIN AN ENTREPRENEUR ENVIRONMENT
Entrepreneur & Small Business Strategic Planning – A facilitated session that transitions the data learned from the “EF” process into do-able goals with implementation plans, time lines and champions who will lead the efforts.
COMMUNITY BEST PRACTICES
Provides access to what Georgia’s 129 EF communities are doing to build and sustain an entrepreneur environment.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR PRACTITIONERS
An annual gathering of the “EF” communities in a central location provides networking, best practices, professional development, topical issues and trends.
ENTREPRENEUR & SMALL BUSINESS TOOLS FOR COMMUNITIES
These tools provide access to the best of the best through templates, ‘how to’s and links.
Statewide Coordinating Network – A team of state and federal entrepreneur & small business resource providers address statewide issues and opportunities and promote resource awareness and small business news and events.