Best Small Business Resources in the Savannah Area

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Starting a business is a life-changing experience. Georgia has dozens of great resources to help entrepreneurs get started. Our team researched and vetted organizations in the Savannah area and compiled our list of recommended resources in this article.

You can also read our guide to starting a business in Georgia.

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Savannah Entrepreneurial Center

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Description

The Savannah Entrepreneurial Center aims to support business development in Savannah, Georgia through its two programs: the Micro and Small Business Development Program and the Savannah - Owned Business Enterprise (“SBE”) Program. The Micro and Small Business Development Program exists to help entrepreneurs create and develop new businesses while avoiding the pitfalls many entrepreneurs face. The SBE exists to empower minority and women-owned businesses through outreach, certification, and educational training.

 

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801 E. Gwinnett Street
Savannah, GA 31401
912-652-3582
gbayley@savannahga.gov


Live Oak Public Libraries

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Description

Live Oaks Public Libraries serves Savannah, Georgia. Live Oaks includes a resource, AtoZdatabases, which can be helpful for business owners seeking sales leads, mailing lists, market research, and more.

Restrictions

Only library card holders may use the services.

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2002 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
912-652-3600


Savannah SCORE

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Offers Free Service

Description

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) is a leading, nation-wide organization that has assisted millions of entrepreneurs over its 50+ years of operation. SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA that offers access to a network of experienced business leaders who donate time to mentor entrepreneurs and small business owners. They also host free or inexpensive workshops online and at 300 local chapters around the United States. Mentoring can be conducted either in person or remotely and is always free and confidential, no matter how often you take advantage of this service.

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Small Business Assistance Corporation

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Description

The Small Business Assistance Corporation provides technical assistance and funding to small businesses in Southeast Georgia and part of South Carolina. The SBAC manages 13 different loan programs and is a Certified Development Financial Institution (CDFI).

Restrictions

SBAC only provides service to businesses in Southeast Georgia.

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111 E. Liberty Street, Suite 100
Savannah, GA 31401
912-232-4700
sbac@sbacsav.com


UGA SBDC Savannah Area

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Offers Free Service

Description

The greatest strength of the SBDC is their free, confidential, 1-on-1 business mentoring for anyone who seeks it. Sometimes in order to be considered for mentoring from one of their professional business advisors, you may have to attend a class/workshop or at least present your business plan. SBDC's are located all throughout the state and you should use the SBDC closest to your location if possible, but you can often transfer to a different location if they do not fit your needs.

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413 East Oglethorpe Avenue, Suite M
Savannah, GA 31401