Georgia small businesses offered webinars on federal stimulus aid

State officials and the University of Georgia are offering webinars Monday and Tuesday for thousands of small business owners trying to understand how to get federal stimulus help and loans during the coronavirus pandemic.

People can go online or call-in to take part.

The programs are being offered by the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center along with the Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs and Department of Economic Development.

Georgia has about 900,000 small businesses, employing about 1.9 million people, according to the Small Business Administration.

ExploreMany small business owners interviewed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution have said they are anxious to see what funding is available and stressed that they would need the money quickly to stay afloat. 

Others are pushing to reinvent their businesses quickly to make up for evaporating sales.

The different state webinars are scheduled for different regions of Georgia. More information about what's available, as well as dates, times and details on webinars are available at:

Here are the sessions for Region 3, which is listed as including most of metro Atlanta:

Session 1 — Monday at 11 a.m.

Join Zoom Meeting: Or, for people who want to call in, dial 1-646-876-9923 and use meeting ID: 381 444 891

People can also contact UGA’s SBDC at Georgia State University (404) 413-7830 or

Session 2 – Monday at noon

Zoom link:

Or call in to 1-646-876-9923 and use meeting ID 357 620 521

Or contact the UGA SBDC at Kennesaw State University at (470) 578-6450 or

Session 3 – Monday at 1 pm

Zoom Link:

Or call-In to 1-646-876-9923 and use meeting ID 279 145 172

Or contact the UGA SBDC at Clayton State University at 678-466-5100 or

Session 4 – Tuesday at 1 pm

Zoom link:

Or call-in to 1-646-876-9923 and use meeting ID 780 700 152

Or contact the UGA SBDC in Gwinnett at 678-985-6820 or

Session 5 – Tuesday at 4 pm

Zoom Link:

Or call in 1-646-876-9923 and use meeting ID 239 128 948

Or contact the UGA SBDC in DeKalb at 770-414-3110 or