So, you think you want to start a business in the Watermelon Capital of the World? Great. Read today’s ML Beal Consulting blog for a few brief reasons why it makes sense and insight on how to get started.
Although Cordele is a small town – population of not quite 11,150 – it’s not that far from Macon. Moving here means you have access to a host of amenities, including many programs that foster economic development. These include:
- Chamber of Commerce
- Cordele Main Street
- Monthly networking meetings through various businesses and organizations
You will also have your choice of eager and educated workers from the many colleges in the state, including:
- South Georgia Tech College
- Georgia College of Construction
- Georgia College
- Albany State University Satellite Campus (Downtown Cordele)
How To Start A Business In Georgia
Starting a business in Georgia begins by forming your business structure, which will also help you at tax time. Do your research here before you get started because forming an LLC or corporation may be different here. You’ll also want to do a quick search for “Georgia registered agent LLC reviews” to ensure your registered agent is reputable.
Once you have your name and your business structure, you’ll need to learn how to market. One great way to do this is to use a free online logo maker to jumpstart your graphic design endeavors. Using an online program will give you access to a virtually unlimited combination of fonts, colors, and clipart, and your logo will be highly personalized.
One of the biggest draws of the area is the cost of living. On average, Cordele is 15% cheaper than the rest of the US. But, what really stands out here is that housing costs are 50% lower, according to Area Vibes. People living in the area can also attend things like the Watermelon Days Festival, an event that the Cordele Crisp Chamber asserts that the area is proud to host as this community beat out two other US cities for the Watermelon Capital title in the 1990s.
Something else that you want to consider, particularly if your business is outdoor oriented, is the climate. Georgia is known for its hot, humid summers. However, the rest of the year hovers between warm, comfortable, and cool. This is also important for your family, particularly if you’re coming from the north and your children rarely get a chance to play in the sunshine.
Before you make a decision, be sure to visit these area attractions, which will surely sway your opinion:
- Georgia Veteran State Park
- Watermelon Capital Speedway
- Lake Blackshear Resort Golf Club
- SAM Shortline Excursion Train
There are plenty of reasons to move your home and business to Cordele. From the people and the weather to the ease in which businesses can get started, Georgia makes sense. And, if you like to spend time outside, you can’t beat the South.
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