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Looking to start or grow your business? Why Atlanta?
The state of Georgia is listed as one of the top ten states that is “Best for Business” according to Forbes; and was ranked CNBCs Top State for Business 2014. It also ranks in the top 10 states with the lowest average tax burden for both new and mature firms. Furthermore, the Atlanta area is a major hub to multiple Fortune 500 companies such as Coca Cola, Delta, Home Depot, Equifax, Aflac, Suntrust, The Southern Company, and many more. Many entrepreneurs have found Atlanta a home for small business start-ups, expansion, and networking as well. With some of the lowest corporate tax burdens and business location costs, Atlanta outranks other major metro areas as one of the lowest cost places for businesses which makes doing business in Atlanta an ideal place for companies of all sizes. (MAC)
As easy as it may seem on the surface, starting a business is a multi-step process that can be very challenging. As you take that initial leap of independence, you’d find that the outcome can be very rewarding as well. It’s an exciting venture that starts with a vision or an idea, a goal, a passion, and a purpose. It also involves a plan, research, strategies, and implementation.
Each business is unique and may require different processes based upon business needs. Listed below are business resources that are available to provide mentor and consulting services, as well as financial assistance. With goals of helping you succeed, they offer free workshops and training, and assistance with setting up your business, business plans and marketing strategies, legal compliance, access to capital, and much more.
Georgia State University SBDC 10 Park Place S. Suite 450 Atlanta, GA 30303 Phone: (404) 413-7830 Fax: (404) 413-7832
The University of Georgia SBDC 2296 Henderson Mill Road Suite 404B Atlanta, GA 30345 Phone: (770) 414-3110 Fax: (770) 414-3109
The University of Georgia SBDC 2530 Sever Road Suite 202 Lawrenceville, GA 30043 Phone: (678) 985-6820 Fax: (678) 985-6819
Kennesaw State University SBDC KSU Center, Suite 500 3333 Busbee Drive Kennesaw, GA 30144 Phone: (770) 423-6450 Fax: (770) 423-6564
Clayton State University SBDC 2000 Clayton State Blvd. College of Business Morrow, GA 30260 Phone: (678) 466-5100 Fax: (678) 466-5109
Business licensing and permits may be necessary depending on the type of business you are operating. It is also very important that you get a business license or permit that is relevant to your type of business and business location. Here are some lin
Georgia ranks 32nd in the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index. The Index compares the states in five areas of taxation that impact business: corporate taxes, individual income taxes, sales taxes, unemployment insurance taxes, and taxes on
Employer Identification Number (EIN) Typically most businesses need an Employer Identification Number (EIN)/Federal Tax Identification Number (TIN) to identify their business. Depending on how you are setting up or structuring your business, your social
Creating a business plan is very essential for your business as it outlines your road to success. Listed are a few resources that will assist you in successfully creating and implementing your business plan. Small Business Administration Urban League of
ARTICLES: Why should I incorporate Incorporating in Georgia Five reasons why a small business should incorporate Choosing your business structure (if you incorporate) If you decide to incorporate your business, you may do so through Georgia Secretary of