Small Business FAQs
STARTING, EXPANDING OR RELOCATING A BUSINESS
- Should I incorporate my business?
- How do I get a small business loan?
- How do I get a small business grant?
- How do I get started in a business?
- How do I get a business license in Georgia?
- Is there any business assistance available in my area?
- How and why do I develop a business plan?
- How can I find a business mentor?
- How can I decide whether to buy an existing business or start a new venture?
- How do I start a franchise?
- What should I know about before purchasing a franchise?
- How do I choose a legal business structure?
- How do I know I have what it takes to own a small business?
- Where can I go to learn about Georgia small business rules and regulations?
- How can I learn more about insurance for small businesses?
- What are some tips for managing a small business?
- How do I certify my company?
- How do I register my business with the state of Georgia?
- Do you offer a seminar or class which informs the public on how to conduct business with state government?
- Where can I learn about Georgia local, state and business taxes?
- What is the Tax Incentive Program and how does it work?
- What is an FEI (or FEIN) number?
- I have a business idea, but how do I know if it is worth pursuing?
- What does it mean to be WBE or MBE certified?
- Where do I find help for expanding my business?
- How do I know that I am ready to expand my business?
- What steps should I take in order to turn my small business into a chain?
- How can I find a project manager in my area?
WOMEN, MINORITIES AND YOUTH
- What types of special programs are available for youth entrepreneurs?
- What types of funding services are available for minorities?
- What type of funding is available for women business owners?
- What is Georgia’s definition of a Minority Business Enterprise and are women included in that definition?
- What vendor resources are available to small and minority enterprises, disadvantaged business enterprises, or female business enterprises?
- How can I obtain a list of minority registered vendors in the state of Georgia?
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