Check the Library Catalog for e-books on various topics (marketing plan; business plan; financial statements). (note: if you are a visitor, you can read e-books at a visitor computer terminal in the Library.)
Best States for Business - annual list (in Sept.) from Forbes magazine
Georgia offices and resources:
233 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 1900,
Atlanta, GA 30303
(800) 877-8339 TDD/TTY
Office Hours 8:30am to 5:00pm
SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) - a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small business start, grow and succeed nationwide.
FREE business consulting and mentoring. Workshops and webinars too (a charge for some of these).
SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Downtown Atlanta :
(there are also locations in other cities)
SBDC (Small Business Development Centers) - click "refine by state" to see the Centers for Georgia (at GSU ; UGA (several offices in the metro Atlanta area); Kennesaw State)
Atlanta SBDC is affiliated with Georgia State Univ.
75 Piedmont Ave, NE Suite 700
Atlanta, GA 30303
ph. #: 404-413-7830
Consultants can assist with: business plans, identify sources of capital, analyze financial records, identify foreign markets for products or services, conduct specialized research geared to specific needs of the business-owner, create marketing strategies and advertising campaigns, explore suitable ways to conform to government regulations, increase opportunities to sell to federal, state, and local governments, and analyze statistical and demographic data.
Filing with Corporations Division, Georgia Secretary of State's office - info. and forms.
TRADEMARKS & PATENTS: Georgia Tech is an official Patent & Trademark Resource Center. For more detail, please check our Patents & Trademarks Research Guides, at: http://libguides.gatech.edu/patent_guide - or - at: http://libguides.gatech.edu/patents
Georgia Secretary of State's Trademark Database - also links to state service mark application and forms.