COVID-19 Business Resources

Sylvia Breitbart

Economic Development
Program Manager
1 Innovation Way
Woodstock, GA 30188
770-592-6056

SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PLAN (CITY OF WOODSTOCK)

The City of Woodstock is implementing measures to provide financial assistance to businesses for 2021. While temporary measures were implemented to assist businesses during the COVID-19 response in the short term, this broader plan will help businesses meeting certain criteria through a longer recovery period. Some of these measures include:

  • Business license fees will be waived in 2021 for small businesses with gross revenues of $1 million and under. The $30 administrative fee will also be waived.
  • Business license fees waived in 2021 for Woodstock's seven hotels. The $250 regulatory fee will also be waived.
  • Alcohol licensees will receive a $750 renewal discount on their 2021 license. The retail package license will extend at no cost to consumption on premesis license holders.

Under the assistance plan, the City estimates that over 60% of all businesses will pay $0 for their 2021 business license.

PRESS RELEASE

BUSINESS LICENSE OFFICE


LMI SMALL BUSINESS GRANT (CHEROKEE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

In response to COVID-19’s economic ramifications on small businesses, we are pleased to announce that Cherokee County is partnering with the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) to administer the Cherokee County Low to Moderate Income (LMI) Grant for Small Business.  This grant is a $300,000 pool of funds providing local small businesses relief in meeting urgent financial needs, including ongoing operational costs such as payroll, vendors, utilities, rent and personal protective equipment (PPE).  The LMI Small Business Grant is made possible by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding through the CARES Act. CDBG is a type of federal funding with specific eligibility criteria geared toward meeting low to moderate income (LMI) thresholds.

GRANT INFO & APPLICATION


SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TRAINING

In order to help small businesses recover from the effects of COVID-19, the Georgia Small Business Development Center is currently offering all continuing education programming at no direct cost for calendar year 2020 thanks to special funding from the CARES Act.

SBDC TRAINING