Job Training & Education

Overview
There are numerous agencies in the CSRA which can help you prepare to start your small business or expand your expertise in business. The Small Business Development Center is just one the organizations available to help you and your business.

University of Georgia Small Business Development Center
The Georgia Small Business Development Center Network is a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration and colleges and universities from around the state, working together to provide business assistance and community economic development support to all counties in the state of Georgia. The Augusta Office can serve as a resource for existing businesses as well as for anyone interested in starting a business or considering moving to Augusta.

They provide services to include seminars on starting a business, business consulting, continuing education, export assistance, and applied research. For additional information on any of these seminars please contact SBDC Area Director at (706) 737-1790 or the University of Georgia Business Outreach Service / Small Business Development Center.

CSRA Business League, Inc.
The CSRA Business League provides step-by-step guidance and assistance for your business. The League hosts Business Planning seminars and can help you find the appropriate location for your business, as well as help you get started in the business community. If you are already in business, membership in the CSRA Business League provides opportunities for networking with other businesses and corporations, business referrals, and exposure for your business.

They provide services to include business training, business plans, loan packaging, management assistance, grant writing, marketing and advertising, procurement, and advocate for minority businesses. For additional information please contact Todd C. Gaines, CEO / President of CSRA Business League, Inc. at (706) 722-0994.

Small Business Incubator
The Small Business Incubator offers clients opportunities to minimize start-up costs required for setting up new businesses. It offers low cost rentals to include office space including utilities and security, office equipment, communications services, some secretarial support, and custodial services.

For additional information please contact Augusta-Richmond County, Small Business Incubator at (706) 792-9044.

Augusta Technical College
Augusta Technical College provides education and training in all types of business ranging from certificate programs to associate degrees. It also has certificates in several specialist areas including manufacturing, customer service, construction, and distribution. Quick Start is a state funded program that trains employees free of charge for new and expanding businesses, and is coordinated by the Augusta Technical College in Augusta.

For additional information please contact the Augusta Technical College at (706) 737-4000.