Atlanta Metro Export Plan

The Atlanta Metropolitan Export Plan (“MEP”) is a data-driven regional export strategy that seeks to increase economic impact of exports for metro Atlanta by expanding a sustainable export ecosystem and culture and engaging local companies to build their export capacity. The online portal provides information and resources for companies looking to grow through exports.


Coursera is an education company that provides access to online courses on a range of categories from business to engineering, all from the world’s top universities. Courses are offered year-round in four different languages. Registration is free.                 

Georgia Chamber of Commerce—Small Business Advisory Council

The Georgia Chamber has placed an expanded focus on providing additional tools and resources to help small businesses—more than 73% of our membership—grow. One of these resources is the Small Business Advisory Council (SBAC), which serves to give a voice to Georgia’s small business owners by working with the Chamber to advocate for initiatives, including state and federal legislation, that have a positive effect on the small business community.

270 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 2200
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 223-2264

Georgia Department of Economic Development

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) encourages the expansion of existing industries and small businesses within the area.  Through the Entrepreneur Friendly Community program, the GDEcD works to build small business strategy into the community’s overall economic development strategies.

75 5th Street NW
Suite 1200
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: (404) 962-4000

Georgia Micro Enterprise Network

Georgia Micro Enterprise Network (GMEN) creates opportunities for microenterprise development through board leadership, training, and programs. With services in business development, business capital, and green business, GMEN provides expertise on how to support existing entrepreneurs in their business growth.

233 Mitchell Street SW
Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (678) 515-3346

Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute

The Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI²) assists with various business launches and developments, including providing services to manufacturers and healthcare providers. EI² provides integrated support to entrepreneurs and early-stage companies in Georgia by helping to evaluate the commercial potential of intellectual property.

Kelley Hundt
Phone: (770) 605-0022 (mobile)

Gwinnett County Office of Economic Development

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners is committed to ensuring growth in employment opportunities and high quality jobs for its residents. The Office of Economic Development (OED) caters to domestic and international businesses of all sizes and works to promote our targeted sectors, which are Advanced Manufacturing, Professional & Corporate Services, Health Sciences & Services, Information & Technology Solutions, and Supply Chain Management in unincorporated parts of the County..

Gwinnett County Government
Office of Economic Development
One Justice Square
446 West Crogan Street, Suite 250
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Gwinnett County Public Library

The Gwinnett County Public Library provides access to a wealth of information on all aspects of starting and running a business. Resources include Gale Courses (six-week online courses on various business topics), the Morningstar Investment Research Center, and the Foundation Center Funding Information Network. The library has meeting spaces and learning labs at the Suwanee, Five Forks, Hamilton Mill, and Lilburn branches.

3480 Duluth Park Lane NW
Duluth, GA 30096
Phone: (770) 978-5154

Gwinnett Small Business Resources

Gwinnett Small Business Resources (GSBR) is a collection of education, resources and programs providing small businesses with practical, effective skills and methods to help start, sustain and succeed in Gwinnett County.

6500 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097
Phone: (770) 232-3000

Gwinnett Technical College

Whether you are about to launch a startup company or already manage an existing small business, Gwinnett Technical College has a program to help you succeed. The Business Division’s marketing department has two programs directly related to entrepreneurship: a certificate in entrepreneurship and a certificate in small business management, each of which can be completed within two semesters. 

5150 Sugarloaf Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone: (678) 226-6616   

Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce—Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Open Innovation Forum is designed to catalyze collaboration between major corporations, growth and mid-stage companies, startups and research universities in metro Atlanta. The Open Innovation Forum was created to showcase the innovation needs of regional companies to solution providers from the local and global communities; which will facilitate development, commercialization and deployment of new science and technology in metro Atlanta.

1266 West Paces Ferry Road, #222
Atlanta, GA 30327
Phone: (404) 422-0330

MiT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta

The MiT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta provides educational programs and services that promote and strengthen innovation and entrepreneurship in the Southeast. It also organizes events, workshops, and programs specifically designed for entrepreneurs.

1266 West Paces Ferry Road, #222
Atlanta, GA 30327
Phone: (404) 422-0330

Partnership Gwinnett

Partnership Gwinnett is a public-private partnership dedicated to strengthening the economic vitality of the community in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Since 2007, PG has worked with its local partners to attract and retain jobs, cultivate capital investment, support educational institutions, and foster workforce development.

6500 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097
Li Wong
Phone: (770) 232-2268


Dedicated to entrepreneurial education and the formation, growth, and success of small businesses nationwide, SCORE is a non-profit organization that matches entrepreneurs with local volunteer mentors. Among its affordable services, SCORE provides business tools, such as templates and tips, confidential business counseling, and business workshops and webinars.

Small Business Development Center

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) assists existing and prospective business owners by offering a wide variety of training, one-on-one consulting, economic development related market research, and technical assistance. SBDC also offers expertise in international trade, specialty programs, and consulting for minority entrepreneurs. There are other centers at Georgia Southern University and the University of Georgia.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce offers an online Startup Toolkit, information on starting a business, creating a business plan, and tips on financing a business. Also, it launched the U.S. Chamber Small Business Nation, a community founded on the open exchange of information and ideas, to support the growth and prosperity of small businesses.

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is a federal agency with the mission to foster small business development across the nation. By working with 5,000 banks, SBA guarantees loans for small businesses and ensure that 23% of federal contract dollars go to small businesses. The agency also offers online training and general business educational tools, provide information on grant programs, and help fund the Small Business Development Center.