Do You Know About the Free Small Business Resources Available to You in Georgia?

Do You Know Your Free Small Business Resources?
Do You Know Your Free Small Business Resources?
Whether you currently have your own business or are looking into small businesses for the fist time, you’re missing out if you haven’t tapped into the many free resources offered through the Georgia District office of the Small Business Administration (SBA).

The Georgia SBA assists small businesses through special outreach initiatives to aid and inform prospective, new and existing small businesses owners.  Browse their web site and you'll discover the many ways they can help, including: 
  • SBA Guaranteed Loans: The Georgia District Office is ranked as one of the top producers in the nation in of volume of SBA guaranteed loans to small businesses. Financial assistance for new or existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders.
  • Veterans Assistance: If you're a veteran, you can get business counseling and information about SBA guaranteed loans. For more information contact Jorge Valetin-Stone at (404) 331-0100 Ext. 609.
  • Free Advice: The SBA office offers free counseling, advice and information on starting, better operating or expanding a small business.
  • Specialized Monthly Programs: Assistance to businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals through the Minority Enterprise Development Program.  The number of women owned businesses is expanding and the SBA has focused Women's Business Ownership Representatives.  For more information please call David Leonard at (404) 242-6373 or by email at

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