A new piece of legislation has been signed into effect by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal in a move to promote new business formation and growth. This new bill is specifically aimed at attracting tourism and small business formation. With this new bill comes a fund amounting to $100 million specifically set aside to support promising technology start-ups.
When a United States veteran returns from active duty, he or she can face difficulty returning to the workforce. In many cases, the knowledge and skills acquired through military service are highly specialized, and do not translate well into domestic employment options. However, many who complete military service are able and eager to start their own business ventures in the state of Georgia. One newly launched program aims to assist female military veterans with the process of business formation.
Atlanta is quickly becoming a popular place for entrepreneurs looking to start a tech company. The low cost of living and doing business, along with available resources, are attracting business owners in the technology industry. Currently, our city does not even rank in the top 10 for tech start-ups, but many here are determined to change that. As more entrepreneurs are choosing Atlanta as the place to start their companies, they may benefit from getting assistance with business formation.
Georgia entrepreneurs have a lot to think about when they start a small business. There are always opportunities to make mistakes and spend money unwisely. However, planning ahead and starting off as small as possible can help business owners save time and money. Some investments, such as establishing a business organization and setting up a website, are wise, but there are other areas where it is fine to cut corners.
Souvenir and snack vendors in Atlanta recently won a dispute against the city, which was trying to put vendor management into the hands of only one company. City Hall informed independent vendors in December that they would need to obtain licensing agreements with General Growth Properties as of 2013 in order to remain in operation. The Fulton County Superior Court overruled the city on this matter in late December, but vendors are still unable to get permits to operate in 2013.
A large part of starting a business in Georgia is securing the financing to begin. During the business organization process, entrepreneurs may be required to meet with lenders or bankers in order to discuss the plans for the business. A recent report indicates that some of the bankers and lenders associated with starting businesses believe that a simple questionnaire may help determine which entrepreneurs are worth the risk.
When Atlanta entrepreneurs decide that they are ready to take the next step in their business plans, they may find it helpful to go back to the basic facts of business. One source recommends following the advice of a business expert as entrepreneurs work through the business organization process. Seven facts are offered that entrepreneurs may find helpful.
Successfully starting a business creates a future that is wide open and boundless with possibilities. When Atlanta entrepreneurs begin the process of planning their business, they often rely on a business plan to lead them toward success. However, some sources suggest that entrepreneurs place too high an emphasis on the document itself, rather than taking a deep look at what actually is going into the business.
Atlanta entrepreneurs know that starting a business is not easy. There are many things to consider as one navigates the business organization process. To help, one source has provided a reality television road map of sorts. The series, called the Great American Food Truck Race, offers insight on how Atlanta entrepreneurs can learn all they need to about starting their business.
Entrepreneurs in Atlanta will soon have a new program to help them as they get their start ups off the ground. The Mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reed, along with Invest Atlanta has announced a new program called Start Up Atlanta that is soon to be launched. The new program is designed to help local startup entrepreneurs with interacting, engaging, and creating new jobs and business opportunities. As entrepreneurs work through the business formation and launching processes, this new initiative may be a great tool.