Updates and Upcoming Events from the SBA Georgia District

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Georgia District Office  - August 2022

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Illustration of main street businesses with the following text, National Farmers Market Week, August 7-13, 2022. The SBA logo is at the bottom.

America’s 8,000-plus farmers markets feed billions of dollars into the economy each year. This National Farmers Market Week, the SBA is sharing resources to help those figures grow. Learn more here.

Why Volunteer With SCORE?


Across Georgia, SCORE is looking for individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to serve in a variety of volunteer roles — from knowledgeable business mentors to local community advocates.

Wondering why, you should volunteer? 

Watch this video to hear SCORE mentors explain why it is beneficial and meaningful to mentor small business owners, those just starting up, and even clients that are in the process of exiting their small business.

Why Volunteer with SCORE >

If you would like to know more about volunteer opportunities with SCORE, please visit the website of the Atlanta Chapter (atlanta.score.org) and click on the Volunteer button. 

Resource Partner Events

How to Write a Successful Business Plan!

SCORE Atlanta

Create a well-organized professional document to help successfully launch your business.

Benefits of the webinar: (1) Understand the different components of the business plan, (2) Know the importance of creating a detailed blueprint/roadmap and (3) Learn how to express a concise/memorable story to your audience.

Tuesday, August 9, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET REGISTER HERE

Building an Effective Social Media Strategy 

SCORE North Metro Atlanta

The top three challenges faced by users of social media are reaching the target audience, measuring strategy effectiveness, and achieving goals. Join this webinar to learn how to boost your social media presence and more.

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

Understanding Credit and the Impact on Your Business  

ACE Women's Business Center - Atlanta

During this training you will learn how credit can impact your small business, daily life and long-term financial goals. How do you protect your personal and business credit, how to build business credit, do’s and don’ts of a good credit history and resources to educate yourself on good credit habits.

Wednesday, August 10, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET REGISTER HERE

Ghost Kitchens: There's Nothing to Fear! 

Small Business Development Center

Is a ghost kitchen a viable restaurant model for you? Whether you own a restaurant, opening one, or buying one, learn what it takes to include a ghost kitchen in your plans.

Friday, August 12, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET REGISTER HERE

Startup Business Financial Plan

SCORE North Metro Atlanta

This Live Online Workshop will help you in developing a full understanding of the profitability of your business concept.

You will be shown how the basic financial elements tie together:

  • Income Statement - Profit and Loss
  • Balance Sheet - Assets and Liabilities
  • Cash Flow
  • Sales Forecast

Friday, August 12, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET REGISTER HERE

Quickbooks Desktop: From Registration to Reconcile (Augusta)

Small Business Development Center

Gain a clear understanding of accounting principles as it applies to the use of the Quickbooks Desktop accounting system. The course is interactive and begins with a basic background of accounting followed by the initial setup of a sample Quickbooks company account. You will learn how to process company transactions (deposits, invoicing, payments, etc.) followed by a reconciliation of your account with a bank statement. By the end, participants will generate financial reports to include Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet statements. Participants must bring their own personal device with Quickbooks Desktop (2019-2021) version downloaded.

Saturday, August 13, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET REGISTER HERE

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