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Georgia District Office  - August 2022

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Moving Beyond the Pandemic Relief Funds - Access to Capital (Metro Atlanta)

SBA Georgia District Office

The U.S. Small Business Administration's Georgia District Office joins Rep. Nikema Williams (GA-5), SBA Resource Partners and Metro Atlanta mission-based lenders for a panel discussion on how small business owners can access capital and other resources to help their businesses start, grow and expand.

Webinar access information will be forwarded to all attendees via email.

*Please note this session is geared toward small businesses in Georgia's Congressional District 5, which includes parts of Fulton, DeKalb, and Clayton counties*

Friday, August 12, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. ET REGISTER HERE

How to Access the WOSB Federal Contracting Program Repository

SBA Georgia District Office

Before you can participate in the women’s federal contracting program, you must either use SBA FREE online application or an approved third-party certifier. Both methods will require you to use the new portal.

This webinar will provide you information on the certification process for the Women Owed Small Business Certification Program.

Webinar access information will be forwarded to all attendees via email.

Tuesday, August 16, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET REGISTER HERE

Introduction to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)

SBA Georgia District Office

This training session acquaints businesses who are interested in ‘WINNING’ federal contracts with the applicable rules. You will learn how the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is structured and where to find the rules appropriate to your contracting interests. You will also learn about federal supplements to the FAR, how to search and interpret the FAR, and why understanding the FAR is important for anyone who wants to win a federal contract.

Thursday, August 18, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET REGISTER HERE

Contract Bonds & Surety Bond Guarantee

SBA Georgia District Office

Surety bonds help small businesses win construction, supply and service contracts. If you’ve been in business less than three years but have a desire to increase your current contract bonding capacity or you have no prior bonded work experience you may need to reposition and realign. This webinar will enhance your knowledge of the SBA’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program as well as show you how SBA can help you navigate the bonding process even if you have been previously denied a bond or have limited financial resources.

Tuesday, August 23, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET REGISTER HERE

Why Volunteer With SCORE?


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

Get inspired to serve as a mentor by watching these SCORE mentors share their favorite moments, memories, and accomplishments with their clients.

SCORE Volunteers Share Their Favorite Moments >

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

Resource Partner Events

Master Messy Marketing to Enhance Your Brilliance Online

Small Business Development Center

Join marketing guru, Lori Lyons for this Marketing Monday Webinar session to learn how to avoid these messy and costly mistakes and keep your business flourishing, clients happy and your bottom line smiling.

Monday, August 15, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET REGISTER HERE

The Art of Grant Writing 

SCORE Atlanta

Join us for this Live Online Workshop, a 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, August 16, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET REGISTER HERE

Credit and Money Management Workshop  

NAV-GA & Operation HOPE

Power hour workshop to help you understand your credit score and how your score is calculated. Workshop topics include:

  • Understanding your credit
  • What makes your credit score
  • Know your rights as a consumer
  • Establish and rebuild your credit profile disaster preparedness and recovery
  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Tuesday, August 16, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET REGISTER HERE

Accounting for Non-Accountants 

SCORE Atlanta

Benefits of the webinar: (1) Gain a high-level understanding of financial statements, (2) Using financial statements to assist in planning, management, etc., (3) Understand the importance/timing of cash inflows and outflows and (4) Creating a financial plan to launch/grow your business.

Tuesday, August 16, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET REGISTER HERE

StartSMART Columbus/Carrollton

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 helps attendees to: 

  • Evaluate & refine your business concept 
  • Improve your knowledge of business concepts 
  • Research markets and competition 
  • Develop a financial forecast to improve chances of success 
  • Develop a thorough, practical business plan 
  • On-going consulting from SBDC professionals keeps you on track

This year’s multi-day program is tailored to being held virtually to facilitate virtual discussion, class engagement, & mastery of content. 

Tuesdays/Thursdays, August 16 to September 15, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET REGISTER HERE

Getting Started With QuickBooks Online (Clayton State University)

Small Business Development Center

QuickBooks Online is a cloud based accounting software that allows users to access company financial data anytime and anywhere. Developed specifically for beginners and prospective users, this course provides a practical, hands-on approach to learning and implementing the features and functions of QuickBooks Online.

Thursday, August 18, 10:40 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET REGISTER HERE

INNOVATION: Small Business Path to Sustained Growth

Small Business Development Center

In today’s world, change is accelerating at such a pace we cannot imagine what the future will look like. It is more relevant than ever for small businesses to prepare for and create change by prioritizing innovation to meet customer needs, create competitive advantage, establish new markets and attract the best talent.

Attendees will leave this presentation with an understanding of the value of innovation in small business development. 

Friday, August 19, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET REGISTER HERE

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