The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides tools, training and resources to help small businesses grow and succeed. Designated as one of Georgia’s top providers of small business assistance, the SBDC has 18 offices ranging from Rome to Valdosta to serve the needs of Georgia’s business community. Since 1977, our network of partners has helped construct a statewide ecosystem to foster the spirit, support, and success of hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators.
The Small Business Development Center, a Public Service and Outreach Extension of The University of Georgia, is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs.
The UGA SBDC’s mission is to enhance the economic well-being of Georgians by providing a wide range of educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Our vision is to be THE trusted resource for transforming Georgia businesses.
In CY 2022, the UGA SBDC consulted with 4,436 clients and conducted training programs attended by 3,817 Georgians.
Established businesses receiving long-term UGA SBDC assistance had 23.9 percent growth compared to the 10.0 percent growth of the average Georgia business who did not receive UGA SBDC assistance.
Established businesses receiving long-term UGA SBDC assistance had 21.0 percent growth compared to the 4.4 percent growth of the average Georgia business who did not receive UGA SBDC assistance.
New Businesses Started
New Jobs Created
Capital Raised Through Loans and Equity Financing