In addition to resources designed to assist with business planning, start up and expansion, local business organizations, additional financing mechanisms and export information have proven to help many businesses meet goals. Additional resources to explore for business start up and expansion include local network organizations, loan programs, and export assistance.
Marietta Business Association
One of the purposes of the Marietta Business Association (MBA) is to promote the civic, social, commercial, economic welfare and business goals of its members. Visit MBA website
Cobb Chamber of Commerce
The Cobb Chamber's mission is economic and community development, advocacy and world-class member services. Visit Cobb Chamber of Commerce website
Small Business Credit Initiative
Georgia’s Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) offers three programs to support small businesses through private lenders: 1) a “gap financing program”; 2) a credit guarantee program; 3) a credit insurance program. Visit Small Business Credit Initiative website or view GA SSBCI Approved Lenders.
Georgia Green Loans
Existing businesses may obtain loans up to $50,000 to start or expand an ecofriendly product or service. Read more about Georgia Green Loans.
U. S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a variety of loan programs for very specific purposes. Read about SBA loan programs and/or read about other Federal financial aid programs.
Georgia Export Directory
The State of Georgia's online export directory provides an opportunity for Georgia companies to heighten their global visibility and attract potential customers and partners. Visit Georgia Export Directory website
Atlanta Metro Export Portal
The Atlanta Export Portal was developed in 2015 to provide information and resources for companies looking to grow through exports. Explore Atlanta Metro Export Portal
Contact for Assistance
For assistance identifying additional business resources, please contact:
Economic Development Manager