Small Business Resources

We help small businesses manage, succeed, and expand in their industries by offering diverse networking opportunities, vital resources, and mentorship. Join us today and discover the power of the small business community.


Small Business Resources

Local Resources

Columbus has a host of organizations that are committed to helping you grow your business locally.

Small Business Development Center

With 18 locations across the state, the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center’s goal is to enhance the economic well-being of Georgians by providing a wide range of educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.



SCORE Columbus GA mentors are highly successful and seasoned business professionals and entrepreneurs with the experience and knowledge to help you achieve your small business goals. Browse resources, take a workshop, or find your business mentor today!

Columbus GA | SCORE

StartUp Columbus GA

Focused on cultivating a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem to support entrepreneurs and successful startups. Our vision is for business ownership to be a possibility for all residents in the Chattahoochee Valley Region

StartUP Columbus (

State Resources



GA Veterans Education Career Transition Resource Center – transitioning veterans and family members into the workforce.





Doing Business in Columbus, GA

Columbus Consolidated Government (

Grant Information

Columbus Consolidated ARP Grant Program for Small Businesses and Non-Profits

The Small business grant application period is currently closed.  Processing has paused briefly and will resume for businesses that have been recommended for approval as soon as possible.

The Non-Profit grant application window is currently open.  Please review grant eligibility guidelines and apply here.  

Go GlobalGA

Go Global Georgia, launched in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, provides reimbursement funding to eligible Georgia exporters for pre-approved export activities.

Go Global Georgia | Georgia Department of Economic Development

United States Chamber of Commerce

America’s Top Small Business

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Small Business Events

Past Events

Small Business Boot Camp March 23, 2023


Small Business Summer Series
  • June 21: Creating and Strengthening your Business Plan
  • July 19: Just Start! Critical Checklist for Launching your Venture
  • July 26: Covering your Bases – Small Business Insurance Essentials
  • August 9: Winning Contracts with Fort Moore

To register for any of the above events, please click here.

Mayor’s Roundtable (Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram)