Small Business Resources
Thinking about opening a business in Downtown Georgetown?
We would love to have you! Downtown Georgetown is a great place to do business, thanks to local community support, visitor traffic, and an entrepreneurial spirit that has been engrained in Georgetown since the turn of the century. Helpful resources to help you get started are listed below. For any specific questions you may have about starting your business in Georgetown, please contact the Downtown Development Manager.
Georgetown Small Business Week is coming soon, May 3-7, 2021! This year, all workshops will be held in a hybrid format, designed for you to attend in-person or virtually so that you can watch from wherever you are!
We have a great lineup of speakers who will be presenting on topics that are relevant, timely, and educational for small business owners and managers. Each workshop will be approximately 1 hour, this includes a 45-minute presentation and 15 minutes for Q&A with the presenter, making this an interactive experience for everyone. You can select any and all workshops that are of interest to you, but keep in mind seating is limited so make sure to sign up to ensure you have a seat in the room. If something changes and you need to cancel later you can do that too.
These workshops are FREE and open to all small businesses in Georgetown!
To sign up for a workshop, click on the link(s) below:
Monday 5/3 @ 10 AM: Employee Training and Retention
Speaker: Rebecca Huggins, the Intrepid Catalyst
Description: A business relies on the people who work there nearly as much as they rely on customers coming in. Learn how to train effective employees that are invested in your business’s success.
Tuesday 5/4 @ 10 AM: 5 ways to Grow your Business
Speakers: Andy O’ Brien and Tanner O’Brien, ActionCOACH
Description: The goal of this workshop is to build yourself a bigger or better business. This simple but effective system of evaluating your business in terms of marketing and sales efficiency allows us to benchmark where we are right now for future expansion.
Wednesday 5/5 @ 10 AM: Digital Marketing
Speaker: Sheira Argote, Calamar Designs
Description: Digital Marketing often gets overwhelming for business owners. Knowing when to focus on social media, the right keywords for your SEO & even knowing when printing is suitable for your growth goals is vital. Join local marketing expert Sheira Argote from Calamar Designs as she guides business owners on building brand loyalty with their customers through design, digital marketing, and audience awareness.
Thursday 5/6 @10 AM: Innovate and Reallocate
Speakers: Andy O’Brien and Tanner O’Brien, ActionCOACH
Description: Here at ActionCOACH we have developed 17 Proven Pivot Point Strategies for businesses to implement in these fast-changing times. Once the Pivot Points are selected & prioritized, we will review the 15 categories of Resources to Reallocate so that you and your business gain the most from the resources you have available.
Friday 5/7 @ 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM: 7 steps to Fiscal Fitness
Speaker: Steve Lefever, Profit Mastery
Description: In this pre-recorded presentation, Steve will outline the Profit Mastery Seven Step Road Map. You’ll be introduced to a collection of game-changing financial tools and concepts including: The Scorecard, the Roadmap, the Profit Mastery Assessment (PMA), the Cup Theory, and Financial Gap. This session will calibrate your strategic compass, enable you to see your business in sharp focus, clarify your path, and provide enhanced knowledge to evaluate critical financial decisions.
Facade and Sign Reimbursement Grant Program
The Georgetown Main Street Facade & Sign Reimbursement Grant Program is an economic incentive to help enhance the unique character of the downtown through historic preservation and makes an effort to keep commercial storefronts aesthetically appealing in order to attract customers.
The Facade & Sign Reimbursement Grant Program focuses on exterior work on storefronts that hasn’t begun, as well as roof and foundation work, fire suppression systems, and ADA improvements on commercial buildings located in the Downtown Overlay District. The application and instructions are below.