Additional Resources

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.

Business Financing

Georgia Green Loans

Existing businesses may obtain loans up to $50,000 to start or expand an Eco-friendly product or service. Read more about Georgia Green Loans.

Small Business Credit Initiative

Georgia’s Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) offers three programs to support small businesses through private lenders:
  • Credit Guarantee Program
  • Credit Insurance Program
  • “Gap Financing" Program

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.

International Trade

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 the Atlanta Metro Export Portal.

Network Organizations

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 the MBA website.

Cobb Chamber of Commerce

The Cobb Chamber's mission is economic and community development, advocacy and world-class member services. Visit the Cobb Chamber of Commerce website.