Mark Farmer/Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development
The Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development department is tasked with implementing the Partnership Gwinnett initiative, which is the community and economic development strategy for the county. The department works to foster business growth in the county.
Mark Butler/University of Georgia Small Business Development Center
The mission of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is to enhance the economic well-being of Georgians by providing a wide range of educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. The SBDC provides one-on-one consulting, continuing education, and access to research for its clients. One-on-one consulting services are provided at no cost to the small business owner.
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. They have been doing this for over 50 years. Since their work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to a network of over 11,000 volunteers, they are able to deliver their services at no charge or at very low cost. Anyone can sit down for mentoring sessions with a SCORE mentor and it’s always free. The SCORE mentors are all successful business people who have either started their own business or been executives in larger organizations.