Electrical Business in Tucker Finds Targeted Resources for Business Growth

Chris Wilburn knew the ins and outs of the electrical trade, but when it came time to start his own company, CW Electrical Solutions LLC, he knew he’d need assistance learning how to run a business. An online search for business education resources led Wilburn and his wife, Maria Thurston, to the online training calendar for the UGA SBDC. They took every training course they could and established an ongoing relationship with the UGA SBDC that continues to guide their business.

Paving Company Gains New Job Opportunities After Utilizing UGA SBDC

Tommy Roberson, owner of ProSeal and Paving

When projects slowed at Pro-Seal & Paving during the pandemic, majority owner Tammy Roberson and her husband, Joel, turned to the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC) in Rome for assistance. UGA SBDC business consultant Patricia Devlin guided the Robersons as they submitted an application to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to keep the business running.

2023 UGA SBDC Award Winners

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center recognized 2023 award winners and sponsors during their annual conference on March 11, 2024.

“The recipients of these awards excel in their work with the business community, program development and representation of the UGA SBDC program,” said Allan Adams, state director. “We’re grateful for their contributions to our organization and are proud to recognize them for their efforts.”

Technical Assistance From the UGA SBDC Opens Doors to Rapid Growth for Medical Equipment Supplier

Brookstone Medical, a durable medical equipment supplier, was successful and growing, but owner Matt Corley felt he was missing out on opportunities to further expand and ready his company for future growth. Together with our consultants, he worked on ways to improve financing, created job descriptions, updated the employee handbook, and developed a plan to add new product lines. Since then, his employee count has doubled, and sales have increased nearly five-fold since 2021.

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 upcoming trends affecting business owners.

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 […]