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Rules for Certification
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Forms for Download
Certified M/WBE Supplier List
Georgia Department of Transportation: UCP Directory
Micro and Small Business Workshops
Websites for Business Funding
Small Business Assistance Corporation
The Small Business Assistance Corporation offers a number of loan programs for new and existing businesses. The SBAC is licensed by the Small Business Administration and supported by the City of Savannah to promote economic growth.
Georgia Micro Enterprise
This private, non-profit organization connects entrepreneurs with a network of technical and funding assistance opportunities.
Business Consortium Fund
The Business Consortium Fund provides access to capital to minority business enterprises certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council that are unable to secure financing on reasonable terms through traditional lending channels.
Inroads Capital Partners
Inroads Capital Partners well established firms owned by women or minorities that generate annual revenues of $1 million to $100 million and need capital to expand rapidly within a five year time period.
Business Development Resources
Small Business Administration
The Small Business Administration, an independent agency of the federal government.
Georgia Small Business Development Center
The Georgia Small Business Development Center provides consulting, continuing education and research services for growing companies.
Savannah Development Renewal Authority
In 1992, the Georgia General Assembly created the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority (SDREA) to renew, revitalize, and beautify distressed areas of Savannah. As an independent public agency, the function of the SDRA is to work with the local government and the private sector to strengthen the economic climate of Greater Downtown Savannah.
Georgia Women's Business Council
The Georgia Women's Business Council provides a certification for women-owned business enterprises that is accepted by over 700 corporations- nation-wide.
Minority Business Development Agency
The Minority Business Development Agency provides funding for Minority Business Development Centers across the nation to support minority entrepreneurs through one-on-one assistance in writing business plans, marketing, management, technical assistance and financial planning.
The Savannah SCORE Chapter has over 20 executive consultants highly experienced in all aspects of new business start ups and business operations. We provide free and confidential consulting assistance to new start-up business and existing small businesses that need help.