National Small Business Week

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National Small Business Week, April 30-May 6, 2017 recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. This is a Small Business Administration event where they highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Every day, the SBA is working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. Click here for a list of the Nation’s Top Small Businesses recognized by the SBA.

The Henry County Development Authority understands that a diversified economy is a successful economy, so we support small businesses and encourage entrepreneurs to join the ecosystem by starting their companies in Henry. We include small businesses and entrepreneurship support in our economic development strategy, inspiring and offering support to local entrepreneurs. We will help you in all the planning, financing, marketing and legal aspects. We offer tools to assist you in starting your own business, preparing a business plan, getting credit, business taxes and regulatory responsibilities, networking, and much more. 

Our friends at the Clayton State University Small Business Development Center are committed to growing Georgia’s businesses. They provide training, technical assistance and research to help entrepreneurs improve their chances for success. Their mission is “to enhance the economic well-being of Georgians by providing a wide range of educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.” Click here for a list of current course offerings. 

The Henry County Library System, with five branch locations, also offers a collection a small business resources to help educate up-and-coming entrepreneurs and foster small business start-ups and entrepreneurial growth. You can make new contacts and create opportunities to expand your business by meeting potential customers through Henry County Chamber of Commerce events.

For even more small business resources, visit our website. We look forward to supporting you and your small business in Henry County!