Welcome to the Small Business Resource Center, a 24/7 information center providing a valuable collection of educational resources on topics pertinent to small businesses.
The following resources were created and contributed to the media library by Georgia Chamber member companies. We encourage you to check back frequently as new items are being continually added.
Contributed by: IBM
Short Video (1 minute, 46 seconds) that explains the resource: http://www.youtube.com/supplierconnection
How to Get Started User Guide
IBM has created a new, online portal to help streamline the process for small businesses to become suppliers to a consortium of Fortune 500 corporations, led by IBM.
The goal of the free portal -- called Supplier Connection -- is to make the procurement processes of the consortium members more friendly to small suppliers, creating new economic opportunity for small businesses, which in turn will drive growth for the U.S. economy as a whole. Supplier Connection will also benefit large corporations by providing them with better access to qualified and innovative small businesses.
The SME Toolkit is designed especially for Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American and Women-owned businesses with essential business tools. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you can find the tools, content, resources, advice, mentoring and more to serve your needs.
Solutions at Work - Webinars on Labor & Employment Matters
Contributed by: Fisher & Phillips LLP
The following links are to other organizations and resources that serve the needs and interests of small businesses.
Business Information & Commerce Organizations
Georgia Economic Department of Economic Development
Local Chambers in Georgia
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Georgia Quick Start / Workforce Training
Resource Links from the State of Georgia
Georgia Trend Small Business Guide 2011-2012
The Service Corps of the Retired Executives Association (SCORE)
Small Business Administration
2012 SBA Tax Credit Article
Georgia Small Business Development Center
Georgia Micro Enterprise Network
The Edge Connection
National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE): Growth Grants
Franchising Assistance and Information
Free Samples of Business Plans
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
IRS Small Business & Self-Employed Tax Center
If you are a Georgia Chamber member and would like to share your corporate resources with our members, please contact Rebecca Jones, Director of Member Services & Programs at (404)223-2473 or email Rebecca for more information.