Small Business Resources
Small business resources compiled by the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD). Includes categorized resources both general and Georgia-specific, such as Business Startup FAQs, Tax and Regulatory Information, and Government Regulations.
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. Because it is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – and with thanks to a network of 13,000+ volunteers – SCORE is able to provide services at no charge or at very low cost. SCORE has Georgia chapters operating in Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus and Savannah.
The SBDC’s mission is to enhance the economic well-being of Georgians by providing a wide range of educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. SBDC offers business consulting, free online training, and traditional classroom training across a wide array of business topics.
Founded in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration is an independent agency of the federal government working to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns. The SBA provides many services, including free counseling and advice for starting, operating and expanding businesses; Women’s Business Ownership representatives to advise and assist women business owners; and counseling and guidance in finding and securing small business loans, grants, bonds or other financial assistance.
LGBT Community Resources
GE was founded in 1995 with the mission to work for advancing fairness, safety and opportunity for Georgia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally communities.
MAAP’s community partner The GA Voice has an excellent listing of LGBT organizations, from culture to politics, from business to public health.
Total Mortgage Services has created an online guide that helps same sex couples navigate the intricacies of owning a home together.