The UGA SBDC Supports Atlanta Real Estate Company Through Coaching and Enhanced Infrastructure

Labresia Dawson poses with real estate sign in front of home

DAWSON’S MANAGEMENT Through her partnership with the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC), Labrescia “Breezy” Dawson has watched her real estate company’s earnings surpass $1 million, secured a government contract worth up to $1 billion and positioned her business for further innovation and adaptability. “With the UGA SBDC’s help, my business is […]

The UGA SBDC Spotlights Small Business Impact and Trends

In Georgia, over 99.6% of businesses are considered “small” according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. As a resource for small business owners, the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC) has developed an annual publication, Small Business and Its Impact on Georgia, highlighting the impact of small businesses on Georgia’s economy and […]

The UGA SBDC Partners with Southeastern Universities to Bring Business Education Programs to Rural Communities with Support from SBA Grant  

Business Consultant Robbie Parks teaches UGA SBDC Digital Marketing Bootcamp in Carrollton, GA

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC) has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to bring the popular Digital Marketing Bootcamp program to more rural towns across Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. In partnership with the Small Business Development Centers hosted by the University of Alabama and […]

Post-Operative Compression Garment Manufacturer Expands Sales with Assistance from the UGA SBDC

Russell Rainey monitors equipment at Rainey Apparel Manufacturing

RAINEY APPAREL MANUFACTURING <a href=”https://www.raineywear.com/”>Rainey Apparel Manufacturing</a> produces post-operative compression garments at their warehouse Clarkston, Georgia. They initially reached out to the UGA SBDC for assistance with the sales and marketing of their unique product. Since then, they’ve completed <a href=”https://georgiasbdc.org/growsmart/”>GrowSmart</a> and <a href=”https://georgiasbdc.org/exportga/”>ExportGA</a> and have had an ongoing relationship with the UGA SBDC. Now, […]

Apparel Brand Manages Growth with Help from the UGA SBDC

STEINBERG SPORTSWEAR Roy Steinberg’s golf apparel business was in full swing in <a href=”https://visitalbanyga.com/”>Albany, Georgia</a>, but his business needed additional cash flow to increase inventory and meet demand. With guidance from the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC), Steinberg was able to develop a strong financial plan to refinance existing loans and […]

From Agriculture to Pharmacy: UGA SBDC Digs Deep for a Locally-Owned Pharmacy

SWAIN’S PHARMACY When Jared Swain first connected with the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC), he had recently made a career transition from agriculture to pharmacy. After completing pharmacy school, Swain knew he could turn to <a href=”https://georgiasbdc.org/directory/alyssa-foskey/”>Alyssa Foskey</a>, area director at <a href=”https://georgiasbdc.org/valdosta-office/”>UGA SBDC at Valdosta State University</a>, to help him […]

Taproom Serves Positivity With Help of the UGA SBDC

REVIVAL HALL With the help of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC), Mike Martin was able to fulfill his dream of creating a taproom that served more than just beer and wine in his community of Jefferson, Georgia. “When researching the needs of Jefferson, I was expecting to hear about homelessness, […]

A Long-Term Relationship with UGA SBDC Leads to Steady Growth

ECOLINK Brandon Pelissero knows the value a long-term relationship with the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC) can add to a small business. Pelissero, owner of industrial chemical company <a href=”https://ecolink.com/”>Ecolink</a>, has worked with the UGA SBDC for more than 15 years, beginning with a website audit in 2009. Over the past […]