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Welcome to the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce, your gateway to a world of business resources in Douglas County. Our goal is to help keep you informed as a savvy and knowledgeable business owner.
We provide valuable tools for current and future business owners who are looking to be the best and we keep you informed about what you need to help your business run smoothly. We offer a Small Business Start Up Kit as well as free counseling and services.
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The Douglas County Chamber is excited to announce the introduction of the new Members Only Virtual Business Solutions Center which is new a comprehensive video library available exclusively to members of the Douglas County Chamber.
This video library is available to you 24/7 from your computer, tablet or smart phone and is included in your annual chamber dues. It is provided exclusively to you on a proprietary basis with your own personal login through the Chamber home page.
The Virtual Business Solutions Center consists of over 340 videos: mostly 30 minutes in length and subjects covered include sales, human resources, marketing, finance, operations, women’s business issues, leadership and more. The videos are extremely useful for businesses of all shapes and sizes but are particularly helpful for the company with 1-15 employees. They are ‘How To’ videos that help a professionals with a specific issue (i.e. how to hire someone, how to manage receivables, how to do a trade show, what should your social media policy be, issues with Affordable Care Act, how to improve your closing ratio, reviving dead leads).
At the Douglas County Chamber, helping business succeed is what we are all about. Even while we are celebrating our 70th year of operation, we are always looking for new ways to provide service our members.
The Members Only Virtual Business Solutions Center is the next generation of helping your business reach it’s maximum potential.
Log in HERE. To obtain your login and password, see the step by step instructions below or contact the Chamber at 770.942.5022.
Is starting and running your own business your dream? Do you find the task so daunting that you’re not sure where to start? Well, you’re in luck: The Small Business Start-Up Kit is now available as an online document on the Chamber’s web site. An invaluable resource for all aspiring entrepreneurs, The Small Business Start-Up Kit includes all the information you’ll need to get your venture up and running and guide it safely through its inception.
Download the Douglas County Start Up Kit
Also, available for download are the Occuptional Tax Registration forms from The City of Douglasville for In-Home Businesses and Actual Business Locations.
The Chamber has partnered with The University of West Georgia Small Business Development Center (UWG SBDC) which is part of the Richards College of Business. The SBDC has an office at the Chamber and is one of 18 centers in the Georgia SBDC Network. The professional business consultants at the UWG SBDC offer free, confidential services to companies seeking management, marketing, and financial advice. The Georgia SBDC Network’s business consultants are rightfully recognized by many as “Georgia’s Experts in Entrepreneurship.”
Professional business consultants at the SBDC offer free, confidential services to companies seeking management, marketing, and financial advice in the following areas:
Call the UWG SBDC office at 678-839-5082 to make an appointment with one of our business consultants. For pre-venture clients, several steps must first be completed before being able to meet with a consultant.
An additional resource for your business needs is www.business.usa.gov. Responding to feedback from its business community users, Business.usa.gov has developed a tool that helps businesses determine their license and permit requirements. Business.usa.gov also has expanded the content and context of the information contained in its Compliance Guides and developed relationships with other government and non-governmental organizations to provide more in-depth compliance resources. Business.usa.gov has also added Feature Topics that focus on common business concerns and that will be continually updated on a timely basis.
Below you will also find a list of other helpful business links: