Do you need assistance with starting a business?

Georgia ranks among the top states to start a business offering several programs specifically designed to meet the needs of small businesses and entrepreneurs.

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides tools, training and resources to help small businesses grow and succeed. The SBDC has 17 locations throughout Georgia to serve the needs of the business community providing a wide range of educational services.

 
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CENTER
The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) is Georgia’s technology incubator, helping entrepreneurs in Georgia launch and build successful companies. Founded in 1980, ATDC has helped create billions of dollars in revenues by the more than 170 companies that have graduated from the program. Headquartered in Atlanta’s Technology Square, ATDC serves as the hub for technology entrepreneurship in Georgia.
 
ENTREPRENEUR AND SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT LOAN GUARANTEE PROGRAM
Entrepreneurs are a large part of small business development and growth throughout Georgia. In partnership with the OneGeorgia Authority, the state can provide loan guarantees to spur entrepreneurial growth in specified rural communities throughout Georgia.The guarantee amounts can range between $35,000 and $250,000 at competitive interest rates.