The U.S. Small Business Administration has a very comprehensive website that can quickly answer many entrepreneurs' questions.

U.S. Small Business Administration

SBA: Starting a Business

SBA: Financing a Business

SBA: Managing a Business

SBA: Business Opportunities

SBA: Disaster Recovery

The Franchise Registry, Sponsored by the Small Business Administration

SBA Government Contracting & Business Development

SBA Minority Business 8(a) Program

SBA Surety Bond Program

SBA Online Women's Business Center

SBA - Women In Business

 The following links are provided for informational purposes only. Inclusion on this list does not indicate the expressed or implied endorsement of The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center Network. 

Other Small Business Assistance Providers

 Georgia Department of Economic Development Statewide Small Business Directory

 First Stop Business Information Center (Ga. Sec. of State)

Local Chambers of Commerce

Georgia Department of Community Affairs

Georgia Department of Economic Development 

Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education

U.S. Small Business Administration - Georgia District Office

Georgia Small Business Assistance Program (Ga. Dept. of Natural Resources)

 Economic Empowerment Center (Atlanta)

 Advanced Technology Development Center

 Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute

 Georgia Centers of Innovation

 One Georgia Authority

 SCORE

 Veteran's Business Outreach Center

 Affordable Care Act Resources

 Minority Business Center

 GA PTAC

Federal Government Agencies and Information

Website to Educate Business Owners About the Affordable Care Act

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. DOL - Compliance Assistance, Employment Law Advisors, & Employment Law Guide

U.S. Senate

U.S. House Of Representatives

THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet

Social Security Administration

IRS -- Tax Forms and Instructions

US Census Bureau

United States Postal Service

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Business Advisor

 

Reference

Statistical Abstract of the U.S.

North American Industry Classification System

ThomasNet - The most comprehensive resource for industrial information

Business Directory & Search Engine

Business Statistics

The Entrepreneur's Reference Guide to Small Business Information

KnowX - Public Records on the Web

The World-Wide Web Virtual Library

 

Starting a Business

WSJ StartupJournal

Policy Administration from LexisNexis

Insurance Software from LexisNexis

Business Owner's Toolkit

 

Business Funding

Bankrate.com

Business Finance Magazine

Directory of business loan programs.

ISS FinanceHub: Venture Capital on the Web

Venture Capital Marketplace

U.S. Government Funding - SBIR Program

Businessloanfunds.com

 

General Business

BusinessUSA

Society of Human Resource Managers

Kaufman Foundation

NFIB Online

Inc. Magazine Online

Fortune Magazine Online

Krislyn's Strictly Business Sites

The Better Business Bureau

 The Edward Lowe Foundation

Entrepreneur Magazine's Small Business Resource Center

Microsoft Business Advantage

American Express Small Business Exchange

BusinessWeek Online

Small Business Television Network

fambiz.com

The National Association for the Self-Employed

Mergers & Acquisition Information

 

Marketing/Advertising/Promotion

 What's Your Signage?  How Signs Can Help Your Small Business. 

The Right Site - Demographics

Know This? - Knowledge Source for Marketing

Marketing Research Association

Business Marketing Association

Advertising Age

Guerrilla Marketing Online

The American Marketing Association Homepage

The Atlanta Chapter of the American Marketing Association

The Direct Marketing Association

Promotions Marketing Association

American Association of Advertising Agencies

Web Marketing Info Center

 

Patent, Copyright & Invention

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

United Inventor's Association

The Inventor's Digest

MicroPatent

Pantros IP

National Inventor Fraud Center

 

Franchising

Bison Franchise Directory

International Franchise Association

The Franchise Handbook

The Federal Trade Commission

MyFranchiseLaw.com

 

Legal

LexisNexis Small Business
Legal Business provides a legal framework within which businesses are created and organized as well as how business is conducted. It covers a wide variety of topics relating to the law of agency, corporations, partnerships, franchises, law firm advertising and other legal information.

Bankruptcy Management

Bankruptcy Law Information

Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Law (eLaw) Web Site

Nolo Press

 Legal Research on the Web -- Washburn University School of Law

 

Minority & Women

The Entrepreneurship Center

Minority Business Entrepreneur Magazine

Center for Women's Business Research

National Association of Women Business Owners

National Association of Women Business Owners-Atlanta Chapter

Government Contractors Online Community

The Air Force Outreach Program Office

The National Black Chamber of Commerce

 United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

 United States Pan Asian Chamber of Commerce

 

Disaster Assistance and Recovery

SBA Disaster Assistance: SBA provides low interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private, non-profit organizations to repair or replace real estate, personal property, machinery & equipment, inventory and business assets that have been damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster.

For information about SBA disaster resources, CLICK HERE.

For information about applying for SBA disaster business loans, CLICK HERE

For a fact sheet on SBA disaster loans, CLICK HERE.

Open For Business - A Disaster Protection and Recovery Planning Toolkit for the Small to Mid-Sized Business: The Open For Business toolkit was prepared by the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), a nonprofit initiative of the insurance industry to reduce the social and economic effects of natural disasters and other progperty losses.  To access the toolkit, go to: disastersafety.org/resource/resmgr/pdfs/OpenForBusiness_new.pdf

National Council on Readiness and Preparedness (NCORP) -  Public/ Private Partnerships to Strengthen Homeland Security: NCORP’s mission is to establish community-level programs and public/private partnerships that strengthen homeland security through education, training and communication between citizens, businesses, governments and responders/law enforcement and medical professionals. For more information, go to: www.ncorp.org.

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I had no small business experience before. I am a speech pathologist and my husband is a marine engineer. We took the SBDC’s GrowSmart program, then started going to the SBDC’s free business consultations, and it was awesome. It still is!

- Samantha Meier, owner

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