The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides tools, training and resources to help small businesses grow and succeed. Designated as one of Georgia’s top providers of small business assistance, the SBDC has 18 offices ranging from Rome to Valdosta to serve the needs of Georgia’s business community. Since 1977, our network of partners has helped construct a statewide ecosystem to foster the spirit, support, and success of hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators.

The Small Business Development Center, a Public Service and Outreach Extension of The University of Georgia, is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs.


4875 Riverside Drive, Suite 202
Macon, GA 31210
(478) 757-3609


SCORE | Middle Georgia is a non-profit resource partner of the Small Business Administration. We’re small business experts and have been helping people fulfill their dreams since 1964. Our chapter is part of an organization of over 10,000+ volunteers with 300+ offices across the nation. Volunteers are ready to help start a business, grow an existing business, or help you decide if entrepreneurship is right for you.

We provide:

● Volunteer Mentors who share their expertise across many industries
● Free, confidential business mentoring in person, via email or by video
● Free business Tools, templates, and tips here online
● Inexpensive or free business Workshops (locally) and webinars (online 24/7)

U.S. SMall Business Administration

Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.


233 Peachtree St. NE., Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30303

Business resources for women-Owned Small Businesses

A variety of resources are available to help women aspiring to be small business owners overcome hurdles, whether it be a lack of funding, additional education, training and mentorship, and more. Follow the link below for a list of popular grants, challenges, loans and more!