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Certified Development Companies (CDC), Industrial Development Corporations (IDC) and Local and Regional Development Corporations (LDC & RDC), exist to support business development and growth within their community or region. Types of assistance offered include low cost financing, such as the SBA 504 Loan Program, site finding and statistical research.

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Local Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Albany
SBDC University of Georgia
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Americus
Americus SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Athens
Athens SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Athens
Georgia State SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Atlanta
Accion USA
A non-profit community based organization that provides loans to small business owners who are unable to receive funds through traditional means from $500 to $25,000 for first time borrowers....View details

Atlanta
Atlanta SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Atlanta
Economic Development Corp. of Fulton County
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings. Contact:...View details

Atlanta
Georgia Certified Development Corporation
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings. Contact:...View details

Atlanta
Small Business Administration (SBA) Georgia District Office
Works to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation....View details

Augusta
CSRA Local Development Corporation
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings. Contact:...View details

Augusta
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - Augusta
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Brunswick
Brunswick SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Brunswick
Coastal Area District Development Authority (CADDA)
CADDA is a nonprofit, Certified Development Company (CDC) that specializes in small business funding by offering the SBA 504 loan, SBA 7a loan, a CADDA Revolving Loan Fund (RLF), and an Intermediary...View details

Carrollton
Carrollton SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Cleveland
Appalachian Community Enterprises
A private non-profit organization that provides small business loans, training, and support for moderate and low income residents of many north Georgia counties. Contact: Grace Fricks, President...View details

Columbus
Columbus SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Dalton
Dalton SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Decatur
Decatur SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Dublin
Dublin Satellite SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Gainesville
Gainesville SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Gainesville
Georgia Mountains Refional Economic Development Corp
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings. Contact:...View details

Kennesaw
Kennesaw SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Lawrenceville
Gwinnett SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Macon
Macon SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Morrow
Morrow SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Oak Ridge
Southeast Community Capital
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $25,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. ...View details

Rome
Georgia Highlands College SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Savannah
Coastal Area District Development Authority (CADDA)
CADDA is a nonprofit, Certified Development Company (CDC) that specializes in small business funding by offering the SBA 504 loan, SBA 7a loan, a CADDA Revolving Loan Fund (RLF), and an Intermediary...View details

Savannah
Savannah SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Savannah
Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC)
A specialized, non-profit business development organization licensed by the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SBAC are supported by the City of Savannah and the U.S. Department of Housing...View details

Statesboro
Statesboro SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Valdosta
Valdosta SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Statewide
BusinessFinancing.org
A non-promotional website built to help guide business owners with simple and straight-to-the-point facts about financing....View details

Nationwide
Office of the National Ombudsman (ONO)
The ONO assists small businesses facing unfair or excessive federal regulatory compliance or enforcement issues such as repetitive audits or investigations, excessive fines, and retaliation....View details

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