Looking to start or grow your business? Why Atlanta?
The state of Georgia is listed as one of the top ten states that is “Best for Business” according to Forbes; and was ranked CNBCs Top State for Business 2014. It also ranks in the top 10 states with the lowest average tax burden for both new and mature firms. Furthermore, the Atlanta area is a major hub to multiple Fortune 500 companies such as Coca Cola, Delta, Home Depot, Equifax, Aflac, Suntrust, The Southern Company, and many more. Many entrepreneurs have found Atlanta a home for small business start-ups, expansion, and networking as well. With some of the lowest corporate tax burdens and business location costs, Atlanta outranks other major metro areas as one of the lowest cost places for businesses which makes doing business in Atlanta an ideal place for companies of all sizes. (MAC)
As easy as it may seem on the surface, starting a business is a multi-step process that can be very challenging. As you take that initial leap of independence, you’d find that the outcome can be very rewarding as well. It’s an exciting venture that starts with a vision or an idea, a goal, a passion, and a purpose. It also involves a plan, research, strategies, and implementation.
Each business is unique and may require different processes based upon business needs. Listed below are business resources that are available to provide mentor and consulting services, as well as financial assistance. With goals of helping you succeed, they offer free workshops and training, and assistance with setting up your business, business plans and marketing strategies, legal compliance, access to capital, and much more.