About Us

About Our Office: 

The District Office is responsible for the delivery of SBA's programs and services throughout Georgia.

Services Available

Over the years, the SBA has developed many small business loan and assistance programs, special outreach efforts and initiatives to aid and inform small businesses. The following describes briefly all the services and information available through this office:

  • Financial assistance for new or existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders. The Georgia District Office is ranked as one of the top producers in the nation in terms of volume of SBA guaranteed loans to small businesses. For more information, including a list of our Preferred Lenders, call (404) 331-0100 Ext. 603.

  • Free counseling, advice and information on starting, better operating or expanding a small business through (SCORE) Counselors to America’s Small Business.

  • Assistance to businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals through the Minority Enterprise Development Program. Orientation workshops for the 8(a) Program are held each month at our District Office. To register for the free workshop, please call (404) 331-0100
     
  • Women's Business Ownership Representatives are available to advise women business owners. For more information please call Patrice Dozier at (404) 331-0100 Ext. 411 or email her at patrice.dozier@sba.gov.
     
  • Special loan programs are available for businesses involved in international trade. For more information please call David Leonard at (404) 242-6373 or by email atDavid.Leonard@sba.gov
  • If you're a veteran, you can get business counseling and information about SBA guaranteed loans. For more information contact Jorge Valetin-Stone at (404) 331-0100 Ext. 609.