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Starting a Business

Disaster Assistance & 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.

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 property losses. To access the toolkit, go to: CLICK HERE

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:

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Article Archive

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Business Sense

Funding Your Small Business
23 Feb 11:10 am

Cash is to a business what oxygen is to a human…necessary for survival. Finding the needed cash...

40 Years of Small Business Development Center at UGA
28 Aug 11:04 am

Who would have thought that an idea in 1975, promoted by William C. Flewellen, Jr., former Dean...

“If I Only had Known…”
20 Jun 09:31 am

As one looks to enter the world of entrepreneurship or expand their current business, the question is...

Three Reasons Why You Should Buy Your First Business
10 Mar 12:44 pm

When most “first time entrepreneurs” think about having their own business – they quickly default to the...

Becoming a Camera Ready Vendor: Quick Tips
14 Feb 02:37 pm

If you’ve ever lingered at the close of a movie to watch the credits, you may have...