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In order to best support entrepreneurs and business owners, state and local leadership became more aware of how they think, what they need and how they do business through training programs.

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Georgia’s “Entrepreneur Friendly’ (“EF”) Initiative leads local leadership teams through a set of key guidelines that indentifies resources, entrepreneurs and needs, and creates stimulus to begin building sustainable support programs, incorporating into the community’s overall economic development plan.

Entrepreneur & Small Business Strategic Planning – A facilitated session that transitions the data learned from the “EF” process into do-able goals with implementation plans, time lines and champions who will lead the efforts.

COMMUNITY BEST PRACTICES 
Best Practices – Provides access to what Georgia’s 129 EF communities are doing to build and sustain an entrepreneur environment.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR PRACTITIONERS
An annual gathering of the “EF” communities in a central location provides networking, best practices, professional development, topical issues and trends.

ENTREPRENEUR & SMALL BUSINESS TOOLS FOR COMMUNITIES
These tools provide access to the best of the best through templates, ‘how to’s and links.

Statewide Coordinating Network – A team of state and federal entrepreneur & small business resource providers address statewide issues and opportunities and promote resource awareness and small business news and events.

 

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