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Research Guide for Government Information resources

Small Business & Entrepreneur Sources from the Gov't.


Small Business Administration  -  Select the "Contracting" tab

Business plans:


  •  Business Guide - Explains business types, franchises, financial aspects, etc.  From the SBA.

Demographic data -

 Forms - from the SBA

Georgia offices and resources:

     U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) -

         Atlanta District office:

         233 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 1900,
         Atlanta, GA 30303
         (404) 331-0100
         (800) 877-8339 TDD/TTY


     SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) - a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small business start, grow and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). 

      FREE business consulting and mentoring. Workshops and webinars too (a charge for some of these).

      Templates for business plans and  financial statements

   Downtown Atlanta :

         SCORE Atlanta
         233 Peachtree Street, NE
         Harris Tower, Suite 1803 
         Atlanta, GA 30303
            Phone: (404) 331-0121

    more SCORE locations in Georgia

    SBDC (Small Business Development Center) -  click "refine by state" to see the Centers for Georgia (at GSU ; UGA (several offices in the metro Atlanta area); Kennesaw State)

            Consultants can assist with: business plans, identify sources of capital, analyze financial records, identify foreign markets for products or services, conduct specialized research geared to specific needs of the business-owner, create marketing strategies and advertising campaigns, explore suitable ways to conform to government regulations, increase opportunities to sell to federal, state, and local governments, and analyze statistical and demographic data

         Atlanta SBDC is affiliated with Georgia State Univ.

         New location:

              75 Piedmont Ave, NE Suite 700

               Atlanta, GA 30303

             ph.#:  404-413-7830

    Corporations registered in Georgia: Search by business name, officer, or agent.  From the Georgia Secretary of State's office.

Loans and Grants

Small Bus. & Entrepreneur Sources (non-government)

Check the Library Catalog for e-books on various topics (marketing plan; business plan; financial statements). (note: if you are a visitor, you can read e-books at a visitor computer terminal in the Library.)