Today, many Atlanta small business communities need help adapting to COVID-19 to rise up, recover and thrive once again.
Through the Resurgence Grant Fund, select businesses awarded grants of up to $40,000, plus a credit of up to $10,000 of additional technical assistance, to reimburse costs associated with adapting business operations in a post-COVID environment.
Through this new program, Invest Atlanta, in partnership with Technical Service Providers, seek to lessen the negative financial impact to businesses and cover costs associated with operating safely during the pandemic.
The UGA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Georgia State University was selected as a Technical Service Provider for the Resurgence Grant Fund. The SBDC provides tools, training and resources to help small businesses grow and succeed. Designated as one of Georgia’s top providers of small business assistance, the SBDC has 18 offices across the state to serve the needs of Georgia’s business community. Since 1977, our network of partners has helped construct a statewide ecosystem to foster the spirit, support, and success of hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (ENI) is a catalyst for both Atlanta and Georgia State University’s growing entrepreneurial community. ENI offers academic and co-curricular programs for students and alumni to develop new businesses and create products and solutions that drive innovation within any organization.
Technical Services Available
Provide advice and coaching to discuss overall business needs, issues, and concerns in order to help companies navigate through the challenges of Covid-19.
Market Research Analysis
Provide comprehensive local and national market research reports, taking into consideration the recent impacts of Covid-19, which can be integrated into a business plan to help substantiate the company’s marketing strategy and justify its pro forma financial projections.
A comprehensive report to help companies improve their site by finding all the issues related to SEO, speed, web traffic, security and much more.
Pro Forma Financial Projections
Provide 3-year month-by-month pro forma projections for three financial statements, including Profit & Loss, Cash Flow, and Balance Sheet. Each statement will include adjustments for the Covid-19 impact on their business and industry. Client will need these as they go through a loan preparation process.
Marketing and Social Media Plan
Taking into consideration the recent impact of Covid-19, we identify the action items and expectations that surround marketing your product or service. Includes research on target markets, defining your competitive advantage, budgeting, and action planning. We also include comprehensive social media marketing to help companies identify their social goals, engage audiences and optimize their results.
Due to the recent impact of Covid-19, we assist clients in establishing the future direction of their organization defining the goals, objectives, critical activities combined into a comprehensive action plan that’s needed to growth the business over the next 12 to 18 months.
Government/Corporate Contracting Plan
Assisting companies with understanding contracting opportunities and how to navigate through the different procurement processes, certifications, and databases.