Georgia USA Small Business Resource Directory

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How to Become a Georgia Small Business ROCK STAR

We are looking for Georgia’s Small Business Rock Stars! Nominate your small business today.

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Rock Stars

The Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Economic Development Association salute the risks, the innovations, and the outreach of these small businesses.

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Georgia Small Business Week

Georgia celebrates its small businesses the third week of March every year. This site is populated with small business activity from all over Georgia during this time period. List yours!

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Gathering & Networking

There are many cool and accommodating spots for entrepreneurs to meet other entrepreneurs and to connect to new ideas, opportunities and possibilities. These spots come in the form of coworking, concierge, makerspaces, high tech, low tech, incubation centers and cafes. These gathering holes for the entrepreneur are gaining more presence in Georgia and as they come on line, this list will continue to build and we will continue to promote.

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Mentoring and Education

As a Georgia entrepreneur, there are many resources for mentoring and education programs that can help you and your small business.

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Women-Owned Small Businesses

Women Business Enterprises (WBE) are one of the fastest growing segments in Georgia, and the state ranks #5 in US for greatest number of women-owned firms, Metro Atlanta ranks #5. GA ranks #2 in growth in number of women-owned firms and #7 in growth in economic clout of women-owned firms. Learn more about business resources for women business owners.

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Veterans

Learn more about Operation: Workforce, a web-portal that serves as an online one-stop for veteran employment resources and services in Georgia.

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Minority-Owned Small Businesses

Georgia ranks No. 2 in the U.S. for the highest number of black-owned businesses at 20.4%, according to the U.S. Census. A Minority Business Enterprise designation applies to a small business concern that is owned and controlled by one or more minorities, is authorized to do business under the laws of Georgia, pay all taxes duly assessed, and is domiciled within Georgia. Learn more about services that can help MBEs.

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Youth-Oriented Resources

School programs or certification courses at Georgia’s technical colleges offer youth entrepreneurship and mentoring programs. You may also check your local chamber of commerce to learn of youth programs within your own community.

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This Week In & Around Atlanta

The Atlanta startup ecosystem always boasts an impressive array of events for entrepreneurs.

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Startup Pirates

Get inside the startup world and learn how to develop a business idea

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Entrepreneur Friendly Community Initiatives

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) provides a community-based program that helps create an entrepreneur environment, building entrepreneur and small business strategy into the community’s overall economic development strategies. These best practices offer more insight into Georgia’s communities’ efforts.

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