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A nonprofit business membership association that is a catalyst for economic development in Georgia and the Southeast. Through its network of business development and training institutes, it acts as a resource to support and finance viable micro-businesses in an effort to create new jobs and business opportunities.
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With the right resources and a game plan, you can easily start a small business. Discover the steps you need to take to successfully get off the ground.
Growing your business is critical to your continued success. Whether you are looking for connections to capital, export assistance or other services, we have you covered.
It’s no secret – you need capital to run your business. Explore the various loan opportunities you can take advantage of here.
More information, FAQs, links and opportunities to keep your small business successful – simplified and easy to digest.
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Connect with other entrepreneurs, programs, organizations and small business development centers across the state to grow your business.
Innovation hubs – focused on five key industries – are the state’s key resources for business innovation and execution of new ideas.
Its diversity is one of the most valuable economic assets in entrepreneurship. Although GDEcD does not administer programs or incentives for specific minority-owned businesses, we support these businesses and entrepreneurs with certification programs and other external resources to help them grow and develop.
Each year, it honors the most outstanding, innovative and effective small businesses across the state. Learn more about the Small Business Rock Stars Awards.
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Corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships are formed by filing with the Corporations Division of the Secretary of State. Certain foreign (out-of-state) entities doing business must also file with the Department of Corporations.
Although there are usually no government grants available for small business startups, there are many loan opportunities available from your local bank. Below is a list of federal loans and grants, along with traditional and alternative funding.
Get an overview of starting your own business with the Start-Up Basics PDF (listed below) from the University of Small Business Development Center program. Congress loves acronyms—especially those that support and invest in small businesses. MBDA, SBA, PPP, EDIL, SBIC, RRF, etc. But SSBCI, the State Small Business Credit Initiative, is less mentioned. This government program was first implemented under the Obama administration in response to the financial crisis of 2008-2009. Now, as we emerge from the Covid-induced recession, this familiar program is back.
Briefly, the State Small Business Credit Initiative allocates federal funds to states that provide loans and equity capital to small businesses and startups.
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States apply for funding and, upon approval, are eligible to receive three installments of federal funding. States must disburse 80 percent of the funding in a round before proceeding to subsequent rounds.
The inaugural edition distributed nearly $1.5 billion to states and generated $10 billion in investment funds in state programs that support small businesses.
Recently, the US bailout plan provided $10 billion to SSBCI. This time, more than one-third of these funds are reserved for technical assistance to socially and economically backward people, tribal governments and small enterprises.
For policymakers looking to support small businesses—especially those owned by people of color who struggle to access capital—it’s important to understand how SSBCI works. In this memo, we look at what we’ve learned about how states can use America’s rescue plan funds and how those dollars can reach minority-owned small businesses.
Things You Should Know About The Ssbci Program
SSBCI provides the capital or credit they need to take out loans, especially neglected businesses such as minority-owned businesses. States have five ways to use SSBCI dollars to expand capital, collateral and credit:
Loan Guarantee Program (LGP). With this option, states are allowed to provide partial guarantees to lenders for business loans. It encourages private sector lending because if a borrower defaults on his loan, the LGP guarantees the lender a certain percentage of that loan. Small businesses often use this type of program to secure credit, working capital and commercial real estate loans. Previous users of this program are more established businesses.
Collateral Support Program (CSP). Business loans usually require some form of collateral from the borrower to protect the lender if the loan goes into default. But not all small businesses have enough cash to put up collateral. CSPs have helped small businesses get loans by providing cash collateral to lenders to reduce the ‘collateral gap’.
This program helps entrepreneurs from socially and economically backward communities who generally have little personal credit or whose businesses may be so small that they have not established collateral in the business.
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Capital Access Program (CAP). As an alternative to loan guarantees or collateral assistance, the CAP program provides reserve funds to protect lenders from partial losses. Both lenders and borrowers contribute between 2-7% of the loan amount, which is then matched with the state’s SSBCI fund. The program allows young businesses to extend lines of credit and credit while lenders provide additional loans to increase their CAP reserve pool. Many recipients of the CAP program are microbusinesses with fewer than 10 employees or less than $1 million in sales.
Loan Participation Program. LPP does one of two things. First, the state can pose as a creditor by purchasing a portion of existing debt. Or secondly, the state may issue a concurrent loan with senior loans from the original private sector lender. Either method helps borrowers to get loans on more generous terms.
Businesses in this program must be established with evidence of financial statements for less than three years.
Venture Capital (VC) Program. Venture capital is a form of equity investment rather than debt. Under this program, capital is provided to new businesses through state-led venture funds or private sector VCs, who then invest state capital in individual businesses. Recipients of this type of program are usually businesses that cannot make an immediate profit, for example, technology-focused start-ups in research mode or bringing new products to market.
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The inaugural edition of SSBCI was a success. The program was created by leveraging $1.5 billion in federal funds, up to $15 billion.
It has made the states accountable by explaining their agenda to the backward communities. And Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and community banks have played an important role, expanding the program’s reach to rural and low- and middle-income areas.
Now, SSBCI 2.0 is a $10 billion federal program six times its original size. It specifically spends billions to ensure that the socially and economically disadvantaged can access credit and equity investments.
For a business to qualify for the separate set, it must have at least 51% private or public ownership by socially and economically disadvantaged people. According to SSBCI 1.0, funds will be released to states in three phases.
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These specific carve-outs are critical to the success of SSBCI 2.0, but more needs to be done to ensure disadvantaged businesses get the support they need. As policymakers and state leaders work to advance the program, looking at the first iteration of SSBCI, four lessons can be learned about how to ensure funds reach the people who need them most.
1. States should clearly define low-income areas and minority business owners as targets for SSBCI programs. When using the SSBCI 1.0 program, each state was able to use its own definition of “low”, which had different implications in different regions.
For example, New York’s “low” can be completely different