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Business Resources

Access a number of useful resources for starting or growing your business including information and contacts for business development, potential financing options, and more. Please contact the organizations below for additional information.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Georgia Small Business Development Center Network is a partnership program between The University of Georgia, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and other colleges and universities from around the state, working together to provide consulting, training and applied research to Georgia’s entrepreneurs. For additional information, please visit www.georgiasbdc.org.

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center - Gainesville Office
999A Chestnut Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 531-5681
Ron Simmons, Area Director | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Small Business Administration (SBA)

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is a United States government agency that provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses. The mission of the Small Business Administration is "to maintain and strengthen the nation's economy by enabling the establishment and viability of small businesses and by assisting in the economic recovery of communities after disasters". The agency's activities are summarized as the "3 Cs" of capital, contracts and counseling. For more information, visit www.sba.gov.

Small Business Administration - Georgia District Office
233 Peachtree Street, NE Suite 1900, 30303 Atlanta, GA
(404) 331-0100

Georgia Chamber Federation

 

The Georgia Chamber created the Federation to build a strategic allegiance with local chambers across the state and strengthen the collective voice of Georgia's business community. As a member of the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber & Visitors Bureau, you can get FREE Federation participation with the Georgia Chamber if your business has 10 or fewer full-time employees.

The Federation is predominately focused on working to empower our state's small businesses by providing them with the information and resources necessary to actively engage their elected state officials and local leaders. A summary of the benefits that members who qualify as Federation participants will receive can be found here.

 

Northeast Georgia Mountain Travel Association (NEGMTA)

Georgia is divided into nine travel regions.  Each of these regions has a Regional Travel Association whose members work together to promote travel and tourism to their respective regions. The Northeast Georgia Mountains Travel Association markets and promotes the 17 county region known as the Northeast Georgia Mountains Travel Region.
 
The mission of the Northeast Georgia Mountains Regional Travel Association is to promote travel and tourism in that part of Georgia composed of the following 17 counties: Banks, Barrow, Dawson, Elbert, Forsyth, Franklin, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, and White by developing and engaging in tourism related programs designed to be beneficial to this region; and to work in cooperation with the Georgia Department of industry, Trade and Tourism, the Georgia Hospitality and Travel Association and other regional travel associations. For more information, visit www.georgiamountains.org.

Northeast Georgia Mountains Travel Association
P.O. Box 464, Gainsville, GA  30503
(404) 231-1820 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Candance Lee, President | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | (706) 896-4966

Georgia Agritourism Association

Agritourism is a unique experience that combines traditional agriculture with tourism. Agritourism includes visits to working farms, orchards, ranches, wineries, and other agricultural operations - and these destinations offer a huge variety of outdoor adventures as well as educational, entertainment, relaxation, hospitality, shopping and dining experiences. In Georgia, agriculture and tourism are our state’s top two economic generators. The Georgia Agritourism Association is the official voice of this exciting combination. The Association is an Agritourism Operator led 501(c)(6) non-profit corporation.
Mission: The Georgia Agritourism Association will, by advocacy, education, networking and marketing, facilitate and create new economic growth opportunities for its members (and the state of Georgia) through increased agritourism and profitable agribusinesses by: enabling, supporting, and promoting Georgia’s agritourism enterprises; educating and informing its constituents on the value of agritourism; and encouraging the highest standards of hospitality and business practices. For more information, please visit www.georgia-agritourism.org.

Georgia Agritourism Association
P.O. Box 2945, LaGrange, GA  30241
(706) 845-9085

Dunn & Bradstreet

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) is the world's leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, enabling companies to Decide with Confidence® for 172 years. D&B's global commercial database contains more than 225 million business records. The database is enhanced by D&B's proprietary DUNSRight® Quality Process, which provides customers with quality business information. This quality information is the foundation of D&B's global solutions that customers rely on to make critical business decisions. For more information, visit www.dnb.com.

Dunn & Bradstreet Corporate Headquarters - US
103 JFK Parkway, Short Hills, NJ 07078
(973) 921.5500 | (888) 480-6007

Better Business Bureau (BBB)

People today are overwhelmed with choices - and often unsure about where to find verified, unbiased information. There are more than 30 million businesses in North America alone; and hundreds of thousands of sites around the world where people shop online. There are thousands of free and subscription websites that offer a range of information, including reviews, reports, directories, listings, and gripe sites. BBB is the one place you can find it all.

For over 100 years, BBB has helped people make smarter decisions and is evolving to meet fast changing marketplace needs.

  • BBB sets standards for ethical business behavior and monitors compliance. Almost 400,000 Accredited Businesses meet and commit to our high standards.
  • BBB helps consumers identify trustworthy businesses, and those that aren’t, through more than 4 million BBB Business Reviews.
  • BBB sets standards for and evaluates thousands of advertisements each year to ensure that people can trust what advertisers say.
  • BBB sets standards for and evaluates the practices of thousands of charities so that donors know where their money is going.
  • BBB coaches businesses on ethical behavior and how to build stronger, more trusting relationships with their customers.

For more information, visit www.atlanta.bbb.org.

Better Business Bureau - Atlanta Office (Serving Metro Atlanta, Athens & NE Georgia)
503 Oak Place, Suite 590, Atlanta, GA 30349
(404) 766-0875 |This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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