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Saturday by appointment only!
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Small Business Resources

Your DeKalb Business Resource Center

 

Business Registration

Tax Requirements

Funding Your Business

Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) – 

Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) is a nonprofit organization that provides loans to start and grow businesses in Georgia. ACE offers its borrowers business development resources to create sustainable businesses. ACE is certified by the U.S. Department of Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).

Small Business Resource

Score Atlanta – 

SCORE Atlanta is a nonprofit resource partner of the Small Business Administration. SCORE provides local and online workshops and events to connect small business owners with people and information they need to start, grow and maintain their business.

University of Georgia Small Business Development Center – 

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides tools, training, and resources to help small businesses grow and succeed. Designated as one of Georgia’s top providers of small business assistance, the SBDC has 17 offices ranging from Rome to Valdosta to serve the needs of Georgia’s business community. The Small Business Development Center, a Public Service and Outreach Extension of The University of Georgia, is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs.

ACE Women’s Business Center – 

The ACE Women’s Business Center provides a full range of services for women at all stages of business planning, implementation, and growth. Long-term classes, workshops, seminars, and one-on-one counseling are offered in English and Spanish.

Additional Partners

Better Business Bureau

Decide DeKalb Development Authority

Discover DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau

Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Georgia Department of Economic Development

Georgia Department of Labor 

Georgia Secretary of State

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Small Business Administration – Georgia District Office – 

Secretary of State – First Stop Business Information Center

Georgia Employment Laws & Rules

Drugs Don’t Work

 Federal Government Agencies and Information

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 www.ncorp.org.

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