The Augusta-Richmond County Small Business Incubator (ARCSBI) is specifically designed to provide assistance to technology-based entrepreneurs with an emphasis on research and development and manufacturing businesses. We are also interested in those entrepreneurs who offer a product or service that has the potential to help create new jobs, show high growth potential, and can enhance economic development efforts of this region.

    Criteria for client selection include:
  • Business concept involving technology-based products, systems or services with a preference for research and development and/or manufacturing businesses.
  • Business plan showing a high growth potential.
  • Potential value to regional economic development in terms of employment, expansion of technology-based or creation of community wealth.
  • Demonstrates financial resources to sustain business during initial start-up phase.
  • Demonstrates need for unique products and services offered by the incubator facility.
  • Capable and motivated entrepreneur or entrepreneurial team.
  • Entrepreneurs currently operating from inadequate interim facilities such as home, garage, storage shed will have preference for consideration.
    What the ARCSBI is NOT looking for:
  • Retail businesses
  • Businesses currently operating from other facilities who propose only to continue their existing business with no anticipated plans of expansion.
  • Construction contractors.
  • Professional counselors such as accountants, attorneys, and financial planners.
  • Businesses whose primary job creation is commissioned sales, such as real estate and insurance.
    Application Procedures
  • Stop by our beautiful facility or call (706) 792-9044 to schedule an appointment.
  • Complete Client Application*.
  • Submit a two-page summary of your business concept/summary.
  • Incubator Manager will review the summary and advise candidate if a full business plan should be submitted

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You have 2 options:
1. Complete the application electronically using Acrobat, print and mail, fax or bring it to the Incubator.
2. Print the form and complete it by hand and mail, fax or bring it to the Incubator.


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