Welcome to the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce, your gateway to a world of business resources in Dawson County. Our goal is to help keep you informed as a savvy and knowledgeable business owner.
Below you will find valuable tools for current and future business owners. These links will keep you informed about what you need to help your business run smoothly. If you have any questions about starting your business or expanding your business in Dawson County, please contact the Chamber at 706-265-6278
 

City of Dawsonville Business License:

415 Highway 53 East, Suite 100
Post Office Box 6
Dawsonville, Georgia 30534

Phone: 706-265-3256
Fax: 706-265-4214
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
http://www.dawsonville-ga.gov/businesslicense.aspx

• Dawson County Business License:


Dawson County Planning and Development
25 Justice Way, Suite 2322
Dawsonville, Georgia 30534

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 706-344-3500 x 42256
Fax: 706-344-3652
http://dawsoncounty.org/departments/dawson-county-planning-and-development/business-licensing/

• Secretary of State (Georgia):


Information:
http://sos.georgia.gov/firststop/

Corporate Business License, Name Reservation:
http://sos.georgia.gov/corporations/neworganization.htm

Corporations Division
2 MLK Jr. Drive S.E.
Suite 315
Floyd West Tower
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

Phone: 404-656-2817
Fax: 404-657-6380

 

 
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217-3858

Phone: 478-207-2440
Fax: 877-588-0446

 
State Tax ID:
http://georgia.gov/popular-topic/applying-state-taxpayer-identification-number
Register my business online:
https://etax.dor.ga.gov/ctr/TSD_State_Tax_Registration_Application_CRF002.pdf
Federal tax ID number:
http://http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Apply-for-an-Employer-Identification-Number-(EIN)-Online
Sales Tax Number:
https://gtc.dor.ga.gov/_/#1
Department Of Labor Number:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/pdf/forms/dol1a.pdf
Department Of Labor Help:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/forms_and_publications.htm#Employers
Independent Contactor or Employee?
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p1779.pdf
Employment Laws and Rules:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/em/employment_laws_rules.htm
Required Posters for your business:
http://www.dol.state.ga.us/em/required_posters.htm
Georgia New Hire Reporting:
http://newhire-reporting.com/GA-Newhire/default.aspx
Alien Labor Certification:
http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/hiring/foreign.htm
Career Stop Business Center:
http://www.careeronestop.org/BusinessCenter/index.aspx
 
Small Business Development Center
906 Interstate Ridge Drive, Suite B
Gainesville, GA 30501
770-531-5681

The Chamber has partnered with The Gainesville Small Business Development Center. The professional business consultants at the Gainesville SBDC offer free, confidential services to companies seeking management, marketing, and financial advice. The Georgia SBDC Network’s business consultants are rightfully recognized by many as “Georgia’s Experts in Entrepreneurship.”

Professional business consultants at the SBDC offer free, confidential services to companies seeking management, marketing, and financial advice in the following areas:

  • Access to sources of capital

  • Budgeting

  • Business assessments: financial& marketing

  • Business plans

  • Certifications: WBE, DBE, and SBA’s 8(a)

  • Financial projections

  • Government procurement

  • International trade

  • Loan packaging and investment proposals

  • Marketing plans and research

  • Operational policies, procedures, and reviews

  • Succession planning

Business and Career Counseling
Call the Gainesville SBDC office  to make an appointment with one of their business consultants. You can meet with them in person or on the phone.

The SBDC offers many helpful online resources and tools for businesses. You can access them by visiting: http://www.georgiasbdc.org

If you are looking to start a business, you may find the SBDC’s How to Start a Business Guide particularly helpful. You can download it by clicking here from our helpful website.

 
Entrepreneur and Small Business Development Loan Guarantee Program
OneGeorgia Authority provides entrepreneurs and small business owners living in rural areas access to loans ranging from $35,000 up to $250,000 at competitive interest rates.  For more information, visit: http://www.onegeorgia.org/programs/esb/eligibility

ACE Loans
ACE is a nonprofit organization that provides loans to start and grow businesses in Georgia. ACE offers its borrowers business development resources to create sustainable business.  For more information about how to apply for an ACE loan, visit: https://www.aceloans.org/loan-products/