Small Business Start-up, Brunswick and Glynn County2017-11-30T14:41:43-05:00

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Startups in Brunswick and Glynn County

Brunswick and Glynn County, also known as the Golden Isles is a prime location for businesses of all sizes and types – the trade area population is just over 225,000 (3Q 2017) and every year visitors to Georgia’s Golden Isles spend over one billion dollars with local businesses and hotels.  Opportunity abounds for entrepreneurs who are looking for the perfect time and place to start a new business.

Glynn County is home to the Federal Law Enforcement Center which brings 30,000 students from all over the U.S. to the area every year.  Brunswick and Glynn County has a long history of having a strong business climate which has supported a large and diverse mix of manufacturing.

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Brunswick Georgia’s Small Business Rock Stars

Georgia is consistently ranked as a top State in the U.S. for doing business.  In fact, Area Development Magazine recently named Georgia the “Number 1 State for Doing Business” for a fourth year in a row.  Georgia’s success in economic development is because of the strong support that’s given to business and industry in communities all across the State and equally as important: Georgia’s commitment to entrepreneurship and small businesses.

Each year the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) partner to recognize “Georgia’s Small Business Rock Stars.”  Small Business Rock Stars are those startups that have shown an extraordinary level of innovation, success, or positive impact on their community.

We have some Small Business Rock Stars of our own in Brunswick, Georgia…

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Local Assistance for Small Businesses

Small Business Development Center Brunswick Georgia

The University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center: Brunswick Office

The Brunswick office of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is sponsored by the University of Georgia.  As a result, the SBDC offers programs and small business training programs that are second to none.

The Small Business Development Center that is located in downtown Brunswick offers free consulting for business plan development, market analysis, market research and strategies, legal compliance, and finances.  They will even help you prepare documents for loan applications.

501 Gloucester Street, Suite 200
Brunswick, GA 31520

Phone: (912) 264-7343
Fax: (912) 262-3095

Visit them online at:

Small Business Development Center

Georgia Department of Economic Development

The Georgia Department of Economic Development has several programs available to help you get your business started.

In addition to getting things started, they can also help you take your business to the next level.  The Georgia Department of Economic Development provides assistance with exporting, market research, research and development, and can help you make connections with other Georgia businesses.

Brunswick Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce

The Brunswick Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce is the single best source for getting your new business connected with the local community.  The Chamber offers several great programs throughout the year but if you want to make a lot of new contacts quickly, then make sure you go to the monthly Business After Hours events.

The Chamber is a membership based organization and their main purpose is to ensure that there’s a great business climate in the Golden Isles.

Chamber of Commerce