Entrepreneur and small business development are crucial to the success of economic development in Waycross and Ware County. We believe that entrepreneurs are vital for a thriving community and economy. The investments they create for Waycross and County are immeasurable.

Our economic system is based upon free enterprise and the right of each person to pursue the chance or follow a dream to open a business. The information enclosed in this document has been compiled to answer many of the questions that arise when someone begins to consider opening a business.

Owning and operating a business is hard work. It requires dedication, patience, a variety of skills and, of course, money. Please take the time to read the material and use it to your advantage. Your knowing how to handle the many details of going into business and knowing yourself are instrumental to the success of your business.

This information may lead to additional questions that we encourage you to pursue through our offices or through the indicated resources. We ask your help in identifying additional information that should be included in this guide. The more information we can provide, the better we can assist you and the entrepreneurs who will follow.

We commend you and look forward to working with you.