Economic Development

Small Business

Maximizing Small Business Opportunities

Small Business represents the heart of the economy and a dominant source of job creation. Over 85% of the Greater Hall Chamber’s membership are small businesses. The Chamber provides a wide range of services to small business owners and potential entrepreneurs, working to grow business and strengthen the economy. Check the calendar for monthly small business events. Georgia Small Business Quick Facts.  Below are helpful and most often requested links for small business success:

Small Business Access Partners

Northeast Georgia SCORE

Small Business Administration

University of Georgia Small Business Development Center

State of Georgia

Lanier Technical College Business Incubator


Local Small Business Statistics

According to the Georgia Department of Labor, 4,529 business establishments represented Hall County employment in 2015.

99.6% categorized as small, using the Small Business Administration’s definition of fewer than 500 employees

97.1% employ fewer than 100

93.6% employ fewer than 50

73.9% employ fewer than 10
 

Rankings

  • Forbes Magazine rated Gainesville-Hall County among “Best Small Places for Business & Careers” for the last three years

  • GA ranks #4 in US for best environment for small business and entrepreneurs and earned an A- grade for overall friendliness to small business (Thumbtack.com 7/15)

  • GA ranks #1 (second year running) in US for best state for business (Site Selection 11/14)

  • GA ranks #1 for being the top competitive state in US (Site Selection 5/14)

Get Involved with the Chamber!

Check the calendar for upcoming events.

Recognition

The Chamber seeks to recognize and promote outstanding small businesses in the community and spotlights a Small Business of the Month, Small Business of the Year and Family Business of the Year.

Family Business of the Year

2014-2015
Duncan Exterminating
2014-2015
Georgia Chair Company
2013-2014
McGarity's Business Products
2012-2013
Carroll Daniel Construction
2011-2012
J & J Foods
2010-2011
Milton Martin Toyota
2009-2010
Citisco

Small Business of the Month

March
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