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Key Resources, Incentives and Other Considerations


City of Milton – If you encounter questions during startup and need assistance, contact our Economic Development Department at 678-242-2534.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is an excellent resource for small businesses. Contact SBA at 404-331-0100 regarding these frequently asked questions:
  • What legal aspects should I consider?
  • How can I find qualified employees?
  • What are the alternatives in financing a business?
  • What do I have to do to get a loan?
  • What financial statements will I need?
  • What does marketing involve?
  • What is my market potential?
  • What about advertising?
  • Are some locations better than others?
  • Is it better to lease or buy my site or building?

 
Small Business Development Center
– provides business consultation services. Consultants can help:

  • Develop and update business plans
  • Identify sources of capital
  • Set up record-keeping systems and analyze financial records
  • Identify foreign markets for products and services
  • Conduct specialized research geared to specific needs of the business owner
  • Create marketing strategies and advertising campaigns
  • Explore suitable ways to conform with government regulations
  • Increase opportunities to sell to federal, state, and local governments
  • Analyze statistical and demographic data

Call the SBDC at Georgia State University at 404-413-7830 or visit www.georgiasbdc.org for assistance.

Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GNFCC)
770-993-8806

State of Georgia Incentives
To learn about State of Georgia Incentives, visit www.georgia.org.

Other Considerations
Some other questions to consider before starting your business include:

  • Is the proposed site readily accessible?
  • How is the circulation and traffic flow in the area?
  • Are there similar businesses in the area?
  • How is waste disposal handled?
  • What source of income will I have through start up?

Please, do not hesitate to seek assistance. We want your business to flourish and grow! Welcome to Milton, a great place to do business.

Additional Resources

City of Milton Business Registration

Finance Department
678-242-2500

Milton Economic Development
678-242-2534

Greater North Fulton Chamber
770-993-8806
www.gnfcc.com 

Georgia Certificate of Registration
Georgia Department of Revenue Sales & Use Tax Division
877-423-6711
www.etax.dor.ga.gov

Georgia Withholding Tax Number
Georgia Dept. of Revenue, Taxpayer Services Division
877-423-6711
www.etax.dor.ga.gov 

Incorporation, Trademarks / Service Mark Registration
Georgia Secretary of State, Corporations Division Trademark
404-656-2881
www.sos.ga.gov

Incorporations
404-656-2817
www.sos.ga.gov

U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Trademark Office
1-800-786-9199 Option #1
www.uspto.gov

Industry-Specific Licensing

Georgia Dept. of Revenue

Alcohol & Tobacco Tax Unit
404-417-4900
www.etax.dor.ga.gov

Sales & Use Tax Division,
Registration Unit
1-877-423-6711
www.etax.dor.ga.gov 

Georgia Dept. of Agriculture
404-656-3685
www.agr.georgia.gov

Health & Wellness Dept., Fulton County
404-612-4000
www.fultoncountyga.gov/dhwhome 

Minimum Wage Requirements

U.S. Dept. of Labor Waged Hour Division
1-866-487-9243
www.dol.gov/whd/

Georgia Dept. of Labor,
Inspection Division
404-656-3018
www.dol.state.ga.us 

Miscellaneous

Better Business Bureau
404-766-0875
www.bbb.org/atlanta

Other Government Agencies

Georgia Dept. of Economic Development
404-962-4000
www.georgia.org

U.S. Dept. of the Census, SE Office
404-730-3832
www.census.gov

U.S. Dept. of Commerce
404-730-3833
www.commerce.gov 

U.S. Government Bookstore
202-512-0132 
www.bookstore.spo.gov

Other Related Organizations

American Marketing Association
770-270-0619
www.ama.org

Georgia Dept. of Labor,
North Metro Career Center

404-679-5200
www.dol.state.ga.us

Georgia Institute of Technology,
Enterprise Innovation Institute
404-894-2222
www.innovate.gatech.edu 

Quick Start
404-253-2800
www.georgiaquickstart.org 

Milton Community Development
Planning & Zoning (signage)
678-242-2513

Building & Inspections
678-242-2545

Fire Marshal
678-242-2604

Small Business Administration Information
(All Depts.)
404-331-0100
www.sba.gov/offices/district/ga/atlanta

Service Corp of Retired Executive (SCORE)
404-331-0121
www.atlanta.score.org

Small Business Development (and Outreach) Centers

University of Georgia SBDC,
Atlanta (GSU)
404-413-7830
www.georgiasbdc.org 

Startups and Expansions
Georgia Dept. of Community Affairs
404-679-4940
www.dca.state.ga.us

Georgia Institute of Technology,
Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)
404-894-3575
www.atdc.org