Every state has offices that will help you buy or fix up real estate.Look for your state housing office for information about all their programs.
Link Up and Lifeline are two government programs that offer up to $84 a year in discounts on your monthly bill. Ask your phone company about them or contact your state utility commissioner. For more information on how to save money on your phone bill, contact your telephone company, your state regulatory agency, and/or the Federal Communications Commission (445 12th St., SW, Washington, DC 20554; 888-CALL-FCC
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