By City or County:
Create a business entity:
Secretary of State
Corporations Division (404) 656-2817
Register for a Georgia Sales Tax ID#:
Phone (404) 417-4490
Register for an EIN (Employer Identification Number):
Phone 1-866-816-8065 (toll free)
Access Tax and IRS Resources for Small Businesses:
Small business owners, especially new sole proprietors, can find a wealth of
information covering their federal tax responsibilities here.
A good and quick primer on small business taxes is available here.
Get a credit report:
One free credit report can be received every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies – Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. This free credit report can be requested through annualcreditreport.com or by calling 1-877-322-8228.
The Georgia Southern University SBDC partners with many economic development and academic units to provide programs. We have ongoing partnerships with:
Center for Entrepreneurial Learning and Leadership
Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development
There is a lot of misinformation on the Internet about the availability of grants to fund for-profit businesses. Generally, grants are offered for a very specific purpose and can’t be used by for-profit business to pay for general business operating purposes. Before paying anyone to help you find grant opportunities or write applications, please read this article on The Truth Behind Government Grants for Small Businesses as well as this other article from Entrepreneur first.
www.fdncenter.org (for non-profits)
Last updated: 7/10/2017