Georgia Business Resource
SBA.com’s Georgia Business Resource is here to help companies like yours thrive in one of the nation’s top-ranked states for entrepreneurs. Small businesses make up 97 percent of companies doing business in the peach state, and on this page, you’ll find everything you need to know about Georgia tax registration, business licenses, local permits, incorporation filing, “doing business as” (DBA), business insurance, new-hire reporting, and more. Make our Georgia Business Resource page your first stop on the way to building your own business.
Georgia defines a small business as one “which is independently owned and operated and must have either fewer than 100 employees or less than $1 million in gross receipts per year.” As an added bonus, Georgia companies that employ 50 or fewer people also are eligible to receive $250 per certified “Work Ready” individual hired —up to $1,250 total — to help cover hiring and training costs. Work Ready is Georgia’s online employment service is designed to help businesses and job seekers find each other faster.
In addition, Georgia’s “Entrepreneur Friendly’ (“EF”) Initiative exists to help local leaders build sustainable support programs for small businesses, all of which can be incorporated into the community’s overall economic development plan.
Georgia attracts successful companies from around the world due to its pro-business environment, skilled workforce, and ready access to the world market. Performance-based assistance packages are in place to help new and expanding businesses get a leg-up on future success, and SBA.com’s Georgia Business Resource is here to help make it happen.