Small Business Resources

To know what resources are locally and statewide, ask for our Business Resource Guide. It includes steps to take to write a business and marketing plan.

We also have financial resource information available - from Historic Tax Credit information to grants and low interest loans. Contact the Development Authority of Jasper County for assistance at 706-468-0657.


Jasper County Economic and Demographic Information

For the United States Census Bureau - Quick Facts click here

Jasper County Is Certified As Entrepreneur Friendly

This means that we are working toward making our community more business-friendly and that we and the Georgia Department of Economic Development connect you with the resources to thrive.  We believe that it is small business that makes a community grow.  We want to help you get a successful start or expand.


Small Business Assistance

For more small business assistance go to The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center for Business Consulting, Continuing Education, Export Assistance, Applied Research and more. Or call the Athens office at 706-542-7436. Click here for Small Business Development website

Learn more about Georgia's PROGRAM QUICK START...

Also, see Georgia's website for business resources for their small business segment and more resources.  Business resources are available for companies expanding their business in Georgia, relocating their operations to Georgia, or starting or growing a small business. Click here for Georgia's Business Resources website


Click here for Business Incentives Brochure


Click here for information about Small Business Credit Initiative

Financing options to start or grow your business:

What businesses are eligible? The applicant must be a for-profit business whose business net worth is less than $15 million and whose after tax income is $15 million or less, on average, for the last two years.



Applying For A Business License

Before you launch your new business, you'll need to apply for a business license with your city or county. The process of starting a business is often complicated.  Click here for Georgia GOV website for more information about applying for a business license.

  • In some cities and counties, you'll first need to secure a state tax identification number, a trade name registration and zoning approval for your business location. Additionally, your business may also need to apply for corporate registrations, professional licenses or other special operating permits prior to application.
  • To find out more about business licensing in your area, you can visit your local Chamber of Commerce or Development Authority.
  • Visit the First Stop Business Information Center to learn more about starting a business and registering its trade name, fictitious name or Doing Business As (DBA) title.