Boots to Business, SBA Loans, and More Upcoming Events!

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Georgia District Office  - January 2022

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SBA Georgia District Office Webinars

Introduction to SBA Programs Information Session


For nearly two years, the focus on SBA has been on the COVID-19 relief programs for small businesses. The start of a new year is the perfect time to re-introduce you to the standard offerings of the SBA.

We help you start, grow, and expand your business through what we call the 3 C’s:  Counseling & Education, Capital, and Contracting.

This training class will discuss the SBA's mission, loan programs, federal contracting certifications and programs as well as counseling assistance services that are provided by the SBA and our Resource Partners.

Tuesday, January 25, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET REGISTER HERE


SBA-Guaranteed Loans

The SBA Georgia District Office will provide an overview into our new and early stage financing products as well as our advanced loan portfolio. Learn about the SBA loan products for multiple stages of business. 

Thursday, January 27, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET REGISTER HERE


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How to Write a Dynamic Business Plan 

Small Business Development Center

Learn how to create a customized step-by-step integrated action plan that is essential to the success of your business. This webinar will show you business plan tools and templates, how to format a business plan, balance sheets, financial projections, capital equipment list, and sources of capital.

Monday, January 24, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET REGISTER HERE


Boots to Business Reboot (Gwinnett Technical College) 

Veteran's Business Outreach Center

During Boots to Business, participants are introduced to the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to launch a business, including steps for developing business concepts, how to develop a business plan, and information on SBA resources available to help. This one-day in-person program is facilitated by subject matter experts from the SBA and their extensive network of skilled business advisors.

Tuesday, January 25, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET REGISTER HERE


HR Essentials for Small Business 

SCORE North Metro Atlanta

Learn how to recruit, hire, classify, and compensate quality employees. Topics to be covered include:

  • Recruitment - when/how to hire qualified employees and/or engage 1099 contractors
  • Payroll - systems and timing for small biz owners
  • Employee Classification - comply with government regulations
  • Benefits - when to implement, how to afford
  • Policies/Guidelines - when do you need a handbook
  • Compliance - general ideas on what to keep in mind regarding business operations and/or industry specific needs.

Wednesday, January 26, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET REGISTER HERE


StartSmart Georgia State University

Small Business Development Center

Whether you are a new business (in business 2 years or less), or are still in the planning phase, building a business takes the right tools—and a lot of hard work. SBDC StartSmart will equip you to be successful!

SBDC StartSmart programs include 16 hours of instruction delivered over a period of four weeks. Sessions will be held twice a week for 2 hours each.

Wednesdays, January 26 to March 16, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET REGISTER HERE


Small Business Access to Capital

Women's Business Center, Atlanta Region

Looking for funds for your business? Join us and learn about ACE’s loan products and requirements, business plan tool, who is funding start-ups and all the resources ACE and the Women’s Business Center offer to support small businesses.

Wednesday, January 26, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET REGISTER HERE


How to Obtain an SBA 7(a) Loan

SCORE North Metro Atlanta

The Small Business Administration backed 7(a) Loan is among the SBA’s most popular financial products. In this Live Online Workshop learn what it takes to successfully qualify. You will be given an overview of the SBA 7(a) Loan Program and decide if it is right for your business.

Thursday, January 27, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET REGISTER HERE


All About Certifications

Small Business Development Center

Governments and corporations set aside millions of dollars in contracts for certified small businesses. Having a certification may help you take advantage of those contracts. Small business owners who attend this workshop will learn if it’s necessary to become certified and how doing so can enhance their business.

Major Topics Include:

  • The various kinds of certifications including 8A, WBE, MBE, and how to leverage them
  • How to determine which certification is best for your business
  • Overview of the certification process.

Thursday, January 27, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET REGISTER HERE


Grow Your Business Through International Sales: Resources for the Georgia Agricultural and Snack Food Industries

Export-Import Bank, SBA, and partner organizations

Are you an exporter in Georgia looking for the support you need to expand internationally? Did you know there are local and federal programs that can help? EXIM has partnered with the Georgia Pecan Growers Association, SBA and UGA SBDC to discuss your needs.

Thursday, January 27, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET REGISTER HERE


Startup Business Marketing Plan

SCORE North Metro Atlanta

This Live Online Workshop teaches how to create a Marketing Plan that can guide you to be a commercial success. You will be instructed in how to: identify which customers are the most profitable; attract customers and keep them; learn who your real competition is; differentiate yourself in the market; and implementation of your Marketing Plan.

Friday, January 28, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET 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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