GA ranks #9 in US as the most entrepreneurial state with #1 biggest average of SBA loans and #5 highest growth in number of SBA loans
(Nerd Wallet 10/15)
Georgia Named Top State For Business For Third Consecutive Year
Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia has been named the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business for the third consecutive year by Area Development, a leading corporate site selection and relocation magazine.
In addition to being named the top state for business, Georgia is ranked No. 1 for cooperative and responsive state government as well as workforce development programs. Georgia ranks second for its competitive labor environment, regulatory environment and speed of permitting.
Small Businesses May Be Flying Blind By: Georgia SBDC
You are taxiing out to the runway. The pilot's voice comes over the intercom, "Welcome aboard. For today's flight there will be high winds and poor visibility. Expect strong turbulence." You tighten your seat belt
and prepare for flight, but you're not worried. You simply focus on those tropical drinks waiting at your destination.
Sitting at the start of the runway, the pilot's voice crackles over the intercom once again, "In addition to the inclement weather, none of the plane's instruments are functioning, please enjoy your flight."
At this moment, how do you feel about your odds of drinking those tropical drinks?
Unfortunately, many small business owners fly through turbulent, competitive markets with very low insight into their business, mainly because their instruments are not functioning.