Georgia USA Small Business Resource Directory

Minority-owned Small Businesses

GA ranks No. 2 in U.S. for 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, are authorized to do business under the laws of Georgia, pay all taxes duly assessed, and domiciled within Georgia. Learn more about services that can help MBEs.

Start-Up Support

Find out how your minority-owned business can get start-up support if your business has 0-5 employees.

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Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center, Atlanta

This top-performing business center on the Georgia Tech campus provides in-depth business and technical assistance to emerging and existing minority-owned firms. Explore opportunities in the global marketplace and take advantage of training programs.

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The Business Professor

Gain business and legal instruction that is customized for entrepreneurs.

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National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)

This national non-profit is a global leader in advancing opportunities for certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises. Connect with the group's corporate members to help increase procurement and enhance supplier diversity.

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Mentoring & Training

As part of Georgia's Mentor Protégé Connection (MPC) program, emerging firms partner with a corporate mentor to hone best practices and develop skills that foster small business success. Learn about program details, eligibility and the application process.

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Mary Ellen McClanahan
Director, Entrepreneur & Small Business Development

Ryan Waldrep
Assistant Director, Entrepreneur & Small Business Development

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