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Resources

By City or County:

City Business License OfficesCounty Business License Offices County Websites
Statesboro912-764-5468Bulloch County912-764-6425http://bullochcounty.net/
Metter912-685-2159Candler County912-685-2835www.metter-candler.com
Claxton912-739-1712Evans CountyNo license neededwww.claxtonevanschamber.com 
Swainsboro478-237-7025Emanuel County478-237-3881www.cityofswainsboro.org
Millen478-982-6100Jenkins County478-982-2563www.jenkinscountyga.com
Hinesville912-867-3564Liberty County912-876-8454www.libertycountyga.com/
Mount Vernon912-583-2323Montgomery County912-583-2363https://montcoga.gov/
Sylvania912-564-7535Screven County912-564-7535www.screvencounty.com
Reidsville912-557-4335Tattnall County912-557-4335www.tattnall.com
Vidalia912-537-7661Toombs County912-526-3311www.vidaliaga.com

Create a business entity:
Secretary of State
Corporations Division (404) 656-2817
sos.ga.gov

Register for a Georgia Sales Tax ID#:
Phone (404) 417-4490
dor.georgia.gov/tax-registration

Register for an EIN (Employer Identification Number):
Phone 1-866-816-8065 (toll free)
www.irs.gov

Access Tax and IRS Resources for Small Businesses:

Small business owners, especially new sole proprietors, can find a wealth of
information covering their federal tax responsibilities here.

A good and quick primer on small business taxes is available here.

Get a credit report:

One free credit report can be received every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies – Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. This free credit report can be requested through annualcreditreport.com or by calling 1-877-322-8228.

Credit agencies:

Equifax 1-800-311-4769
www.equifax.com

Experian 1-800-311-4769
www.experian.com

TransUnion 1-800-888-4213
www.tuc.com

Grant Information

There is a lot of misinformation on the Internet about the availability of grants to fund for-profit businesses. Generally, grants are offered for a very specific purpose and can’t be used by for-profit business to pay for general business operating purposes.  Before paying anyone to help you find grant opportunities or write applications, please read this article on The Truth Behind Government Grants for Small Businesses as well as this other article from Entrepreneur first.

www.foundations.org
www.fdncenter.org (for non-profits)
www.sbir.gov
www.ideacafe.com
www.grants.gov

Last updated: 9/21/2021