Small Business Development
The First Stop Business Information Center provides the small business owner and the prospective entrepreneur with a central point of information and contacts for state regulatory requirements for operating a small business. The primary objective of the center is to facilitate sustainable small business development in Georgia by offering a central location for determination of what licenses and permits must be obtained and maintained by individuals and businesses conducting their enterprises in our great state. Contact First Stop Business Information Center, 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Suite 315 West Tower, Atlanta, GA 30334; 404-656-7061; 800-656-4558
How can anyone forecast what the world will be like 6 months from now or 3 years from now? Most of us don’t even know what we will be doing next Thursday. So how is anyone going to be able to predict what a business will look like 2 or 3 years from now? So when someone asks you for a business plan in order for you to apply for money, just provide what they want and don’t worry about how accurate it is. The best experts in the world don’t know the future so why should you? If you need help with your business plan contact your local Small Business Development Center. The help is free or low cost.
by taking a 4 week, 3 hours per week course for as little as $18. That’s what’s offered by the Nevada Microenterprise Initiative. It’s designed for new business owners who are thinking about going into business. It can cover topics like entrepreneurship, time management, conducting a market study, costs for starting a business and creating your 30-second commercial. Look for similar courses in your state by contacting your lead Small Business Development Centers office in your state.
Find out how to get a government contract. The government purchases more of anything than anyone else in the world and they do it all over the country. My sister has received over $300,000 in government contracts for her small picture framing business. I even read where the government spent $30,000 on a freelance priest. Learning how to get a $100,000 contract is better than learning how to get a $100,000 grant. A grant is only a one-time thing. A contract you can keep getting again and again. Your local Small Business Development Center can help you get government contracts. You can find your local office.
in Pennsylvania if you are a non-profit organization and want to help families who need day care services. The money can be used for most anything in starting or expanding a day care center. And if you are not a non-profit, it doesn’t matter. The government will help you become one for next to nothing. Tell this office you are also looking the state’s small business development center’s office.
Contact your local Small Business Development Center in your state. They offer free consulting that will help you find money, plan a strategy, and help you with any kind of management, technical or financial problem if you are a business or non-profit organization, or just want to start one. You can find your local office.
you can walk into a local government supported management consulting office and they will sit down with you, for free, and help you identify major money programs in your area, help you fill out forms to get money, help you prepare a business plan, give you free tax counseling services, free marketing help, or free help with public relations, technology or anything else. It doesn’t get better than this. Find the local office of your Small Business Development Center. They are supported by state and federal governments.. Your state lead center can tell you about your local office.