Frequently Asked Questions about Small Business Finance

This document sketches the ecosystem or life-cycle of small business financing.

The State of Georgia Small Business 2011

Prepared by the Georgia Small Business Developmet Center Network Department of Applied Research.

How to Pay Business Debts You Can't Afford - A Do-It-Yourself Guide

The 27 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid when Negotiating Business Debt

These Webinars are sponsored by the Association of Small Business Development Centers and Corporate Turnaround.

Guide to Health Insurance Options for Small Businesses

As a small business owner, you might think that offering health insurance coverage to your employees is beyond your reach, but it may be easier than you realize. This Guide is intended to help you find out.

First Stop Business Guide

Invaluable resource for entrepreneurs from Karen Handel, Secretary of State.

Economic Development Finance Programs

Published by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.  This document contains information about various federal, state, and local financing programs that directly or indirectly benefit Georgia businesses or those businesses interested in making Georgia their home. Many of these programs may also directly benefit local governments.  They have also included information on the Secretary of State’s First Stop Business Information Center. The Center should be helpful to persons who are considering starting a new business or who need information on where to obtain licensing and permits. This packet also contains a section on the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  The SBA provides a number of programs that are useful to potential and existing business owners.

Business Start-up Basics

Georgia SBDC Network FAQ's

The 2012 Georgia Minority Supplier Directory The Georgia Minority Supplier Directory has proven to be an efficient tool for the identification of minority-owned subcontractors and suppliers. To include your minority-owned business in the next publication, Click Here to download an application.

 IRS Tax Center

Georgia Department of Revenue Forms

IRS Business Valuation Standards

Georgia Income Tax Guide

Personal Financial Statement

Financing On the Internet

Nontraditional Financial Sources


I thought I was doing great, having written a four-page business plan. But it was a joke. After (SBDC consultant) Carol (McDonell) finished advising me, I ended up with a 45-page plan.

- Amanda Rodriguez Crook, owner and founder

News Releases

  • July 10th, 2014

    The Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank takes a look at small business lending

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  • May 2th, 2014

    Register for National Small Business Week Webinars

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  • April 29th, 2014

    Small Business Award Winners

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  • March 28th, 2014

    Women Owned Firms in Georgia

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  • March 5th, 2014

    Recent achievements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act report from SBA

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  • January 14th, 2014

    Small Business optimism crawls forward

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  • January 6th, 2014

    What Did 2013’s Disasters Teach Us About Being Prepared?

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  • December 5th, 2013

    Research Study: Why a Firm Hires Its First Employee

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  • November 19th, 2013

    Analysis of Internet Sales Tax

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  • November 5th, 2013

    SBA’s Affordable Care Act 101 Webinars

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  • September 30th, 2013

    Questions about the Affordable Care Act?

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