UPCOMING! SBA Georgia Virtual Events Aug. 2-13

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Georgia District Office  - August 2021

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Paycheck Protection Program Direct Forgiveness Portal Opens Soon


The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching a streamlined application portal to allow borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans under $150,000 through participating lenders to apply for forgiveness directly through the SBA. 

The new forgiveness platform will begin accepting applications from borrowers on August 4. Lenders are required to opt-in to this program through https://directforgiveness.sba.gov. In addition to the technology platform, the SBA is standing up a PPP customer service team to answer questions and directly assist borrowers with their forgiveness applications.  Borrowers that need assistance or have questions should call (877) 552-2692, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET.

Read more here.


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Money Smart - Winning in Business (Session 7)

SBA Georgia District Office

"Money Smart -- Winning in Business" is a 7-part series designed to help small business owners uncover strategies to winning and maintaining optimal financial well-being. SESSION SEVEN: Selling Your Business/Exit Strategy. Sooner or later, every small business owner will go through a transition of some kind. This module provides an overview of selling a small business and succession planning and is designed to help you understand the key issues involved.

Tuesday, August 3, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT REGISTER HERE


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How to Avoid Problems With the IRS: Best Practices for Small Businesses 

Women's Business Center

Entrepreneurs and small businesses have plenty of things to do without worrying about taxes. Tax problems can be an unnecessary drain on your precious time and resources. Join us and learn about tax considerations for new businesses and best practices for keeping your books and records to handle common tax situations quickly and easily.

Wednesday, August 4, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT REGISTER HERE


Learn How to Write Your Own Grant Proposal!

SCORE North Metro Atlanta

Join us for a live, 90-minute crash course in grant-writing where you will receive step-by-step guidance for preparing each section of your proposal - including your budget. We'll also share examples so that you will see exactly how simply this can be done.

Tuesday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT REGISTER HERE


Imagine Starting & Growing an Online Business. It's Easy if You Try

Small Business Development Center

Imagine selling beyond geographic boundaries. Imagine an online marketplace where your customers can finalize business transactions with your business 24 / 7 / 365. It’s easy if you try! Attendees will gain an understanding of: The Present and Future Potential of eCommerce; Ways to Start and Grow an Online Business; Tactics for Effectively Marketing Your Online Business; Key Performance Indicators; and Profit Potential.

Wednesday, August 4, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT REGISTER HERE


Financing Your International Transactions: Resources for Georgia Exporters

SBA and UGA Small Business Development Center participating

Please join the U.S. Department of Commerce, UGA SBDC International Trade Center, SBA, and the Export-Import Bank of the U.S .for a webinar about how Georgia exporters can finance their international transactions.

Thursday, August 5, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT REGISTER HERE


Starting a Business Webinar

Small Business Development Center

This class will cover important tools and resources a business owner needs to establish a solid foundation during its early formative years. Often, new business owners "don't know what they don't know". This class will equip you to be able to ask all the right questions as you are planning and forming your brand new business.

Friday, August 6, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT REGISTER HERE


Instagram 101 for Small Business Webinar

Small Business Development Center

In today's increasingly digital world, your company's social media presence is key to effectively communicating with your target market and beyond. In this Instagram 101 webinar, Shantal Kriss of Imagine Media Consulting will help you decrease the clutter, increase the effectiveness, and give you actionable tools to enhance your social media presence. You'll leave with a better understanding of how the Instagram and the Social Media world works, how to capture your audience's attention, and recommended tips and tools to manage all of the moving parts.

Monday, August 9, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EDT REGISTER HERE


Is Entrepreneurship Right for You?

Small Business Development Center

Are you considering starting a business? Is business ownership right for you? This session is the first in a series that will walk you through the different aspects of starting a business.

Thursday, August 12, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT REGISTER HERE


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Want to learn more about SBA Programs & Services?

Download the SBA Georgia Resource Guide HERE


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