Get an overview of starting your own business from the Small Business Development Center self-assessment, legal steps, building your team, financing your business and business plan preparation.
Start your business with the right set of tools with STARTMART.
Business licenses and sole proprietorships are obtained locally from your city hall or county courthouse. For professional licensing, go to the Secretary of State's website.
Receive university-based knowledge and technical assistance from the Small Business Development Center at the University of Georgia.
Corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships in Georgia are formed by filing with the Corporations Division of the Office of the Secretary of State. Get the necessary forms, file online, find out about filing fees, and search businesses.
Learn about Georgia's business-tax types and information on audits, collections, rules and policies, and FAQs from the Department of Revenue.
Apply for a federal tax ID, or Employer Identification Number (EIN), with the Internal Revenue Service.
Learn what Georgia employers need to know about COBRA, child labor, wages, workers' compensation, discrimination, family and medical leave, and more from the Office of the Secretary of State.
Georgia defines a small business as one which is independently owned and operated and must have either fewer than 300 employees or less than million in gross receipts per year.
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