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
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!
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
U.S. Small Business Administration
Georgia Department of Economic Development
Georgia Chamber of Commerce
GA Veterans Education Career Transition Resource Center – transitioning veterans and family members into the workforce.
Doing Business in Columbus, GA
Columbus Consolidated Government (columbusga.gov)
Winning a Contract with Fort Moore, formerly Fort Benning
Access to Capital
Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE)
Sabre Finance (Auburn, AL)
Southern States Bank
Start Up Columbus Incubator Program
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 Global Georgia, launched in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, provides reimbursement funding to eligible Georgia exporters for pre-approved export activities.
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
United States Chamber of Commerce
Applying for a funding opportunity is easier and more efficient when your team collaborates. Grants.gov Workspace makes it possible. Learn More
Small Business 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
Mayor’s Roundtable (Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram)