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Small Business Start-Up Kit

small-biz-kit_16980236_88f7836da72f54139ad5367e76576682db722e19Download the Small Business Start-Up Kit

Entrepreneur and small business development are vital to the success of economic development in Douglas County. Please make the Business Start-Up Kit your first step toward evaluating your new business idea and getting started on the right foot.

The Small Business Start-Up Kit includes resources on:

  • Feasibility and Marketing Strategy
  • How-To Business Plan
  • Financing Information
  • Licensing and Tax Information
  • Labor and Safety Regulations
  • And MORE!

Small Business Development Center


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 UWG SBDC is one of 18 centers in the Georgia SBDC Network.

Professional business consultants at the SBDC offer free, confidential services to companies seeking management, marketing, and financial advice in the following areas:

  • Access to sources of capital
  • Budgeting
  • Business assessments: financial and marketing
  • Business plans
  • Certifications: WBE, DBE, and SBA’s 8(a)
  • Financial projections
  • Government procurement
  • International trade
  • Loan packaging and investment proposals
  • Marketing plans and research
  • Operational policies, procedures, and reviews
  • Succession planning

Contact the UWG SBDC office at 678.839.5082 to make an appointment with one of our business consultants.

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