Small Business Assistance

Georgia's Small Business Development Center network provides low cost training and free consulting services including assistance with business plan development, market analysis and marketing strategies, financial analysis, compliance and legal issues, and preparation of loan submissions for individuals who want to start their own businesses or expand an existing one. The phone number for the local office is 478-7232; click here for more information.

Additional links --

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – official federal home page of the Stimulus & Recovery Act

Federal Business Opportunities – virtual marketplace for doing business with the federal government – central storehouse for information on more than 1,000 grant programs

Central Contractor Registration – registrant database for the federal government

For a business license, called an Occupation Tax, visit the applicable site for City of Statesboro or Bulloch County


For a quick guide on starting a new business, click here: /uploads/Files/How to Start a Business Guide(1).doc