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 1-5, 2023! All workshops will be held in person on the 2nd floor of the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. 8th Street (see sign up below for room details).
Thanks to your feedback from the annual Economic Development survey, 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 1.5 hours; the first part of the workshop will include a review of small business resources offered by the City of Georgetown, followed by an educational presentation and Q&A with the presenter, making this an interactive experience for everyone. Please bring your device or a notepad for taking notes on the content you will learn about this week.
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!
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.