There are resources out there for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs. No one needs to do it alone or without some help from someone who’s been there. Not all of these resources are for everyone, so I’ve tried to break them down by the help they provide and at what stage of your business’ development you might want to look to them for help.
We’ll try to keep this page updated as we find more resources. If you know of any we’ve left out, please either email them to us or post a comment!
- The Creative Coast – A great place to meet other entrepreneurs, find mentors, advice, and events that will help you get your business where you want it to be.
- Small Business Development Center – They provide no-cost consultation on everything from writing your business plan to marketing to strategic planning and finding sources of capital. They have 17 local offices in Georgia, including one in Savannah.
- SCORE – Free mentoring and workshops for entrepreneurs who are just starting out, or need to grow their business.
Economic Development Organizations
- Savannah Economic Development Office – If you have questions about doing business in Savannah, call them.
- Savannah Entrepreneureal Center – They provide classes and resources for micro and small businesses.
- SEDA – SEDA is mostly in the business attraction space, but they have some good data about our local market and opportunities.
- Small Business Assistance Corporation – They provide low interest loans to small businesses.
- Worksource Georgia Employer Services – They can help provide training and employee salary assistance for qualified businesses.
Incubators & Accelerators
- ATDC Savannah
- Georgia Centers for Innovation
- Don Ryan Center for Innovation (Bluffton) – An incubator and resource for innovative companies in Bluffton.
Chambers of Commerce
- Urban Savannah Chamber of Commerce
- Savannah Downtown Business Association
- Savannah Chamber of Commerce
- Savannah Small Business Chamber
Meetups and Knowledge Sharing
- TechSAV – Like I’d leave us out. Our Slack group is a good place to get advice or answers to technical questions (or at least a lot of opinions) and get connected to Savannah’s Tech Community. Our Meetup group is really active and it feels like there’s something worth going to to practically every week.
- 1 Million Cups – Great place to practice your pitch, get feedback from other entrepreneurs, and see what other people are working on.
- TAG Savannah
For Job Seekers
Internships & Co-ops
- Coming soon (after I go find them)
University Research Partnerships
- Also coming soon…