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SMALL BUSINESS BANNER                                       FEBRUARY 2013
There are 632,252 registered businesses in Georgia (SOS: 2/1/13)
Small Business Summit to be Held in Athens

The Small Business Summit will be held May 31st at the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia and will provide over 200 small businesses the opportunity to learn, connect and be inspired through a range of breakout sessions, exhibits, panel of industry leaders, networking events and more. Mark your calendars now - you don't want to miss this event!

Objectives:
  • Educate small businesses through a series of breakout sessions of relevant industry topics.
  • Create an atmosphere for small businesses to grow through multiple avenues of networking.
  • Provide answers to hot topics from a panel of industry and government leaders.
  • Allow business in the area to educate small businesses on their goods & services through an excellent resource fair. 
Loan Programs for Small Businesses
SCORE provides free webinars to assist small businesses

Too busy to travel to the Small Business Summit but still looking for great information to help your business? SCORE provides several live free webinars each month on a variety of topics. The next one is about debt alternatives.
 
If you've tried all your local banks and are still searching for financing for your business, don't lose hope. Sign up for this live webinar and let expert Ami Kassar of MultiFunding LLC show you what small business financing options are available.  Join the webinar to learn the ins and outs of different loan programs - including bank loans, SBA loans, factoring, asset based lending, equipment finance and cash advance lending.

'Angel Investor' Tax Credit Extension Moves Forward

House Bill 81 was introduced and authored by State Rep. Mike Dudgeon (R-Johns Creek) last week that would extend state tax credits on 'angel investments' for two additional years - into 2014 and 2015. HB 81 would allow individuals who make qualified investments into Georgia businesses to claim up to $10 million annually ($50,000 cap per investor) of the amount on future tax returns for a 35% credit.
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