Georgia to create Web site for small-business owners

Georgia Technology Authority

Related Links

The Georgia Technology Authority is planning to develop a Web site that will help small businesses get information about rules and regulations, proposed changes and contacts across various agencies in one place.

Earlier this week, Gov. Sonny Perdue signed an executive order to help reform the way state agencies work with small businesses. The order requires agencies to review their rules and regulations and consider ways to make them less burdensome to small businesses, and to appoint a liaison to help small-business owners.

“Small businesses make up 95 percent of all businesses in the state,” Perdue said in a prepared statement. “By streamlining state government to accommodate their needs and making it easier for them to do business, we will strengthen the small business sector that is so critical to Georgia’s economy.”

Perdue also ordered GTA to build a Georgia Rules and Regulations Web site by June 1 to provide a single site for small-business owners to find needed information that originates in several different agencies.

While the one-stop site will just post information initially, GTA officials plan to make it more interactive over time, with added features including forms that can be completed and submitted online, according to a GTA spokesman.

The Fed 100

Read the profiles of all this year's winners.

Featured

  • Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump at a 2016 campaign event. Image: Shutterstock

    'Buy American' order puts procurement in the spotlight

    Some IT contractors are worried that the "buy American" executive order from President Trump could squeeze key innovators out of the market.

  • OMB chief Mick Mulvaney, shown here in as a member of Congress in 2013. (Photo credit Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

    White House taps old policies for new government makeover

    New guidance from OMB advises agencies to use shared services, GWACs and federal schedules for acquisition, and to leverage IT wherever possible in restructuring plans.

  • Shutterstock image (by Everett Historical): aerial of the Pentagon.

    What DOD's next CIO will have to deal with

    It could be months before the Defense Department has a new CIO, and he or she will face a host of organizational and operational challenges from Day One

  • USAF Gen. John Hyten

    General: Cyber Command needs new platform before NSA split

    U.S. Cyber Command should be elevated to a full combatant command as soon as possible, the head of Strategic Command told Congress, but it cannot be separated from the NSA until it has its own cyber platform.

  • Image from Shutterstock.

    DLA goes virtual

    The Defense Logistics Agency is in the midst of an ambitious campaign to eliminate its IT infrastructure and transition to using exclusively shared, hosted and virtual services.

  • Fed 100 logo

    The 2017 Federal 100

    The women and men who make up this year's Fed 100 are proof positive of what one person can make possibile in federal IT. Read on to learn more about each and every winner's accomplishments.

Reader comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

More from 1105 Public Sector Media Group