Business Consulting & Assistance

The Dahlonega Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Program is committed to growth and diversification of downtown Dahlonega's economy through encouraging job creation and investment. We are here to assist with your business relocation and/or expansion goals. Contact the Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Program Director, Rebecca Shirley, today to learn more about current and future opportunities in downtown Dahlonega. 

Follow this link for the general procedures in obtaining a business license/occupational tax certificate within the City of Dahlonega.

SBA’s “Starting and Managing a Business” Website

Are you thinking about starting a business of your own? Explore the topics HERE to learn the aspects of starting a business, plus find information you need to succeed.

Helpful Contacts

Rebecca Shirley Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Program Director Downtown Development Resources 706-482-2707 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Amy Booker Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce President Business Relocation/Expansion Resources 706-864-3513 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chris Head City of Dahlonega Planning & Zoning Administrator Historic Preservation Design Guidelines
Historic District Sign & Structure Application
Historic District Sign Regulations
Obtaining a Certificate of Appropriateness
706-482-2708 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Kimberly Smith  City of Dahlonega Clerk  Local Alcohol and Beverage Licenses  706-482-2709 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lisa Southers  City of Dahlonega Billing Administrator  City Business License  706-482-2703 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
David Wimpy Lumpkin County Fire Department Chief Fire Prevention & Safety 706-864-3030 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Anne Converse Lumpkin County Health Specialist Health Department 706-867-2730 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Howard Tyler  Alcohol and Tobacco Division Director, Department of Revenue   State Alcohol and Beverage License  404-417-4900

Georgia Small Business Development Center Services

Publication - Start Up Basics, An Overview to Starting Your Own Business

For answers to your management questions, contact our business consultants for professional individualized consultation. Confidentiality is guaranteed. Our consultants have earned advanced degrees in business or management and have extensive practical experience.

Consultants can help:
•    Develop and update business plans
•    Identify sources of capital
•    Set up record-keeping systems and analyze financial records
•    Identify foreign markets for products or services
•    Conduct specialized research geared to specific needs of the business-owner
•    Create marketing strategies and advertising campaigns
•    Explore suitable ways to conform to government regulations
•    Increase opportunities to sell to federal, state, and local governments
•    Analyze statistical and demographic data

sbdc.uga.edu
The University of Georgia SBDC
906 Interstate Ridge Drive, Suite B
Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: (770) 531-5681
Fax: (770) 531-5684

Area Director in Gainesville
Bruce Cutler
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