The SCORE Association, supported by SBA, is a nonprofit association of thousands of volunteer business counselors throughout the U.S. and its territories.
SCORE members are trained to serve as counselors, advisors and mentors to aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners. Here are some of the ways you can connect with SCORE and get free business advice:
233 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 1900
Phone: (404) 331-0121


Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)provide assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout the United States and its territories. SBDCs help entrepreneurs realize the dream of business ownership and help existing businesses remain competitive in a complex, ever-changing global marketplace. SBDCs are hosted by leading universities and state economic development agencies, and funded in part through a partnership with SBA.

SBDC advisors provide aspiring and current small business owners a variety of free business consulting and low-cost training services including: business plan development, manufacturing assistance, financial packaging and lending assistance, exporting and importing support, disaster recovery assistance, procurement and contracting aid, market research help, 8(a) program support, and healthcare guidance.

General Business Consulting

International Trade Consulting

Office of Minority Business Development

Commercialization Services

The University of Georgia SBDC
2530 Sever Road
Suite 202
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone: (678) 985-6820
Fax: (678) 985-6819


Learn about SBA Programs, Services and Local Partners

Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

SBA provides assistance primarily through its four programmatic functions:

  • Access to Capital (Business Financing)
  • Entrepreneurial Development (Education, Information, Technical Assistance & Training)
  • Government Contracting (Federal Procurement)
  • Advocacy (Voice for Small Business)

Georgia District Office 233 Peachtree Street, NE Suite 1900 AtlantaGA 30303 Phone: 404-331-0100

With 99% of Georgia companies employing under 500, approximately 95% employ under 100. No small part of the state’s economic lifeblood, small businesses reflect Georgia’s entrepreneurial spirit and fuel job growth, as well as personal pride.

GA ranks #2 for states experiencing the largest increases in entrepreneurial activity rates over the past decade; Atlanta/Marietta/Sandy Springs tied at #2for entrepreneurial activity by a metro area. Learn how we aresupporting Georgia’s various business sectorsor use the Georgia small business resource directory to find what you need.

Browse their Small Business Resources

Georgia Department of Economic Development

75 Fifth Street, N.W., Suite 1200 Atlanta, GA 30308