Small Business & Entrepreneurs
The Chamber actively promotes economic development and growth for the area by providing coordination and incentives for new businesses wishing to locate their establishments or subsidiaries in the county, and assisting existing businesses with expansion and relocation techniques.
SCORE Atlanta for Counseling & Training
SCORE Atlanta is a non-profit resource partner of the Small Business Administration, and has a virtual office in the Chamber. From the Chamber, you can participate in live video conferences with professionals who can counsel you on your business. SCORE Atlanta volunteers are retired (and working) business owners and corporate executives who are giving back by providing advice on topics such as various aspects of marketing, selling, management, franchising, business planning, operations, strategic planning, human resources, and more. SCORE Atlanta enlists experts to conduct seminars and workshop topics such as franchising, marketing, and human resources. Two major conferences are hosted annually on marketing, sales, and technology.
SCORE Atlanta. • Atlanta, GA, 30303
404-331-0121 • www.scoreatlanta.org
Small Business Development Center
The Chamber has partnered with the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Rome, GA. Their professional business consultants offer free, confidential services to companies seeking management, marketing, and financial advice. The Georgia SBDC Network's business consultants are rightfully recognized by many as "Georgia's Experts in Entrepreneurship."
Professional business consultants at the SBDC offer free, confidential services to companies seeking management, marketing, and financial advice related to launching and/or running a small business.
706-622-2006 • www.georgiasbdc.org
NOWaccount is a merchant services system that works for B2B businesses and their commercial and government customers.
More than 90% of business-to-business (B2B) sales require suppliers to manage and fund the transaction, largely because business and government customers depend on the free and flexible credit provided by their vendors. For many of your business customers, accounts payable is their largest source of capital, which is not surprising as it is free and has no fixed deadlines for payment. As a result, the largest use of capital for many B2B businesses, and perhaps yours, is accounts receivable.
NOWaccount provides you, a B2B supplier, with immediate access to the capital that has been tied up in outstanding receivables. NOWaccount can improve your cash flow, reduce your risk, and save you money.
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706-622-2006 • www.georgiasbdc.org
The Sky's the Limit (Small Business Development Kit)
Are you dreaming of starting and running your own business? Download "The Sky's the Limit", an invaluable resource for all aspiring entrepreneurs. The Small Business Start-Up Kit includes all the information you will need to get your venture up and running and guide it safely through its inception.
- What is the best legal structure for your business
- How to write an effective business plan with solid financial projections
- Understanding federal, state and local start-up requirements
- Developing a bookkeeping system
- How to hire employees
- Price, bid and bill your projects
- Draft and use contracts and other agreement
Online Business Resources
An additional resource for your business is http://business.usa.gov/. Responding to feedback from its business community users, business.gov has developed a tool that helps businesses determine their license and permit requirements. Business.gov also has expanded the content and context of the information contained in its Compliance Guides and developed relationships with other government and non-governmental organizations to provide more in-depth compliance resources. Business.gov has also add Feature Topics that focus on common business concerns and that will be continually updated on a timely basis.
Below you will also find a list of other helpful business links:
- Application Non-Residential Business License
- Application Home Based Business License
- First Stop Business Information Center
- Score's List of Small Business Resources
- The State of Georgia's Small Business Resource Links
- Learn about Franchise Opportunities
- The Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute
- How does business factoring work?