City of Sugar Hill Updates Regarding COVID-19

Business Resources

City of Sugar Hill

The City of Sugar Hill remains committed to supporting small businesses during this unprecedented public health emergency and in the weeks to come. We fully recognize the economic impact of this event on your business, your staff, and you. Staff is available to answer any questions you have, now and in the future at communications@cityofsugarhill.com and at (770) 945-6716.

Economic Development Staff:
The Economic Development Department exists to support business success in Sugar Hill. Contact Director Mercy Montgomery at (mmontgomery@cityofsugarhill.com) or Downtown Coordinator Nadia Merritt (nmerritt@cityofsugarhill.com) for assistance with any questions related to business resources and assistance.

Occupational Tax Certificate:
Business in the city limits of Sugar Hill are required to apply for an Occupational Tax Certificate (a.k.a Business License) yearly. The steps to acquiring a business license can be found at cityofsugarhill.com/business and to contact the Occupational Tax Clerk, Maegan, email occtax@cityofsugarhill.com.

Planning and Development:
The function of the Planning and Development Department is to promote and enhance the well-being of businesses, visitors, property owners, and residents of Sugar Hill. The Department of Planning and Development consists of the Planning Division and Code Enforcement. Contact Director Kaipo Awana at (kawana@cityofsugarhill.com) or Nicole Klein (nklein@cityofsugarhill.com).

Partnership Gwinnett

Partnership Gwinnett is dedicated to bringing new jobs and capital investment to Gwinnett County, Georgia. They work with local partners to attract and retain jobs, cultivate capital investment, support educational institutions, foster workforce development, and contribute to the exceptional quality of life found in Gwinnett. Partnership Gwinnett offers complimentary assistance to existing Gwinnett companies in our five target industries: Information & Technology Solutions, Health Sciences & Services, Professional & Corporate Services, Supply Chain Management, and Advanced Manufacturing.

Entrepreneurship & Small Business Assistance:
Partnership Gwinnett wants to help you succeed. They have created a website as a central portal to resources, assistance, and news for Gwinnett startups, as well as for small businesses looking to grow or improve their business practices. Go to gwinnettentrepreneur.com.

Contact:
770-232-3000
entrepreneur@partnershipgwinnett.com
www.partnershipgwinnett.com

Gwinnett Chamber

The Gwinnett Chamber improves economic opportunities for all by helping existing businesses grow and expand and recruit quality businesses and high-wage jobs to Georgia, the Metro Atlanta and Innovation Crescent regions, and Gwinnett. They leverage the talents and resources of our members to help local businesses succeed and grow. The Gwinnett Chamber offer more than 250 events each year designed to grow our member’s businesses, networks and leadership skills while also cutting expenses and business costs.

Contact:
Cally D’Angelo
Sr. Director, Membership Services & Small Business Initiatives
678-957-4958
cdangelo@gwinnettchamber.org
gwinnettchamber.org/small-business-initiatives

Sugar Hill Business Alliance

The Sugar Hill Business Alliance provides a platform to enable members to gain exposure and relationships. Promotion and growth is facilitated through networking opportunities, sponsorships, social media exposure, and special events. Their goal is to unite and empower local businesses in Sugar Hill and the North Gwinnett area.

Contact:
678-878-5476
sugarhillbusinessalliance.com

University of Georgia Small Business Development Center – Gwinnett

The University of Georgia operates one of their Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) in Lawrenceville, GA to serve the Gwinnett County region. They provides tools, trainings, resources, and a wide of educational services to help small businesses grow and aspiring entrepreneurs succeed. They are here to answer questions and help address concerns about the effects of the COVID-19 virus on business, cash flow, payroll, marketing, and more.

Contact:
(678) 985-6820
gwinnett@georgiasbdc.org
georgiasbdc.org/gwinnett-office

Score – North Metro Atlanta

SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Association that helps entrepreneurs start and grow their small businesses through their network of business mentors which is their core service. In addition, SCORE offers free and low-cost educational workshops each year, both online and in-person.

Contact
678-506-0718
northmetroatl@scorevolunteer.org
northmetroatlanta.score.org

Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs

Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) has emerged as a leader in responsive and innovative small business financing in Georgia. For small companies in a vulnerable stage of growth, ACE makes loans with generous repayment terms and affordable interest rates. ACE provides coaching & connections to help make your business a success while using their service.

ACE Women’s Business Center:
The ACE Women’s Business Center (located in Norcross) understands the needs of small businesses, both start-ups and existing businesses. They know what it takes to successfully obtain small business funding, the challenges small businesses face, and the knowledge and experience to provide the training and support small business owners need to be successful. WBC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Contact:
678-335-5600
Send a Message
aceloans.org

Regions Sugar Hill Branch

Regions Bank has free resources including podcast, webinars, worksheets, articles and more. Whether you’re facing financial uncertainties or simply planning ahead, explore their Next Step’s Financial Wellness. Regions’ Next Step’s Financial Wellness is a collection for tips, tools, and resources designed to help you stay on track and safeguard your future. They have a resource site for business insight covering topics such as finance, operations, risk management, and innovation to assist small businesses.

Contact:
678-835-3370
regions.com/next-step
regions.com/Insights/Small-Business

Georgia Department of Community Affairs

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is is a state agency that helps build strong, vibrant communities. We provide support to communities on their journey towards growth and prosperity, helping lay the groundwork for economic opportunities and local development efforts across the state. One of their three core principals is community and economic development. DCA’s Community and Economic Development programs offer a variety of resources to help communities prepare for economic development, as well as create workforce housing.

Contact:
(404) 679-4840
regions.com/next-step
regions.com/Insights/Small-Business

The Suite Spot

The Suite Spot is a co-work space and business incubator designed to help small businesses grow. The co-work space, located in the main area of the first floor, is aimed for people who would typically work from home or do not have traditional offices. Dedicated workspace is located on the 2nd floor with a three-month agreement. Office space is available with an semi-annual lease. For more details click here: Suite Spot Sales Sheet.

  • Co-Work Membership is month-to-month at $75 per month
  • Premium Membership (dedicated workspace) is $150 per month
  • Office Tenancy (private suite) starts at $230 per month.

Contact:
Sugar Hill Downtown Coordinator
(770) 945-6716 x1106
service@suitespotatsugarhill.com
suitespotatsugarhill.com