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Federal Resources



Georgia District, U.S. Small Business Administration

Our office provides help with SBA services including funding programs, counseling, federal contracting certifications, and disaster recovery. We can also connect you to our partner organizations, lenders, and other community groups that help small businesses succeed.



SCORE offers free business training on a variety of small business topics.

Watch low or no-cost webinars, attend a local workshop or enroll in online, interactive courses to gain new business knowledge and skills.



Women-owned businesses

SBA helps women entrepreneurs launch new businesses and compete in the marketplace. Connect with the training and funding opportunities specifically for women.


State Resources



DeKalb Office, UGA Small Business Development Center

In addition to educational training programs, we provide confidential, no-cost, one-on-one consulting (by appointment only) to owners of for-profit businesses in Georgia.

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DeKalb Career Center, Georgia Department of Labor

Every effort has been made to provide useful, accurate, and complete information and resources.

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Georgia Secretary of State

Corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships in Georgia are formed by filing with the Corporations Division. Some foreign (out-of-state) entities which do business in Georgia also must file with the Corporations Division.


Georgia Department of Economic Development

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state's sales and marketing arm, the lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry, locating new markets for Georgia products, attracting tourists to Georgia, promoting the state as a location for arts and film, music and digital entertainment projects, as well as planning and mobilizing state resources for economic development.




Rapid start-up. Rapid return on investment. When companies choose Georgia, Quick Start makes them more successful with comprehensive, customized training.


How to Start an LLC in Georgia

From its relatively low formation fees and generally pleasant weather to its talent pipeline fed from well-regarded public universities, the Peach State has a lot to offer. And starting a limited liability company (LLC) in Georgia can be an excellent choice for those looking to establish a business structure that can limit their personal risk. SimplifyLLC outlines the seven main steps you’ll need to take in order to register an LLC in Georgia.



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Film & Entertainment, Georgia Department of Economic Development

There’s a reason why the entertainment industry in Georgia is attracting a record number of productions. In Georgia, you’ll find one of the most competitive tax incentive programs in the country, along with a broad network of production and recording facilities, a large and skilled workforce including actors, the latest production equipment and suppliers, gaming and interactive media developers, and technology and support services. With Georgia’s vast production infrastructure, there is little you will need to bring in for your next production, saving you time and further expenses.

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DeKalb Entertainment Commission

The Commission is the primary driving force attracting and expanding businesses supporting the film, television, music and digital entertainment industry in DeKalb County. To help DeKalb businesses thrive, it is building a supportive, collaborative infrastructure. 

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Third Rail Studios

Third Rail Studios at Assembly is a purpose-built film studio in Atlanta, GA on a beautiful, secure campus consisting of state-of-the-art, soundproof stages, ample mill and support space, and spacious, boutique production offices.



Assembly Atlanta

A pioneering and ambitious development is emerging at Atlanta’s intersection of transit and culture.


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