Small Business represents the heart of the economy and a dominant source of job creation. Over 85% of the Greater Hall Chamber’s membership are small businesses. The Chamber provides a wide range of services to small business owners and potential entrepreneurs, working to grow business and strengthen the economy. Check the calendar for monthly small business events. Georgia Small Business Quick Facts. Below are helpful and most often requested links for small business success:
Local Small Business Statistics
According to the Georgia Department of Labor, 4,529 business establishments represented Hall County employment in 2015.
99.6% categorized as small, using the Small Business Administration’s definition of fewer than 500 employees
97.1% employ fewer than 100
93.6% employ fewer than 50
73.9% employ fewer than 10
Forbes Magazine rated Gainesville-Hall County among “Best Small Places for Business & Careers” for the last three years
GA ranks #4 in US for best environment for small business and entrepreneurs and earned an A- grade for overall friendliness to small business (Thumbtack.com 7/15)
GA ranks #1 (second year running) in US for best state for business (Site Selection 11/14)
GA ranks #1 for being the top competitive state in US (Site Selection 5/14)
Get Involved with the Chamber!Check the calendar for upcoming events.
Chamber Programs and Networking Opportunities
- Small Business Seminars
- South Hall Business Coalition
- Small Business Roundtable
- Issues Committee
- Marketing Workshops
The Chamber seeks to recognize and promote outstanding small businesses in the community and spotlights a Small Business of the Month, Small Business of the Year and Family Business of the Year.