Business Planning and Ongoing Advice from UGA SBDC Help Baker Boost Product Sales

Two key ingredients fed Aundrea Dumas’s growth from baker to founder, owner and CEO of Legends Foods LLC: the influence and wisdom of her mother, and research that led her to beneficial relationship with the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC) that continues today. Dumas, a Savannah native, learned to cook from […]

A Roadside Tradition Continues Growing With SBDC

Since 1937, Stuckey’s has been a roadside oasis for the traveling public across the interstates of America. Known for their iconic pecan log roll, they turned to the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC) for guidance when they were looking to acquire a property to house a pecan shelling plant and a […]

2022 UGA SBDC Award Winners

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center recognized 2022 award winners and sponsors during their annual conference on April 24, 2023. “The recipients of these awards excel in their work with the business community, program development and representation of the UGA SBDC program. We’re grateful for their contributions to our organization and are proud […]

UGA SBDC Clients Named Small Business Administration Award Winners, Georgia District

For the past 60 years, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week as an opportunity to recognize the critical contributions of America’s small business owners. As part of National Small Business Week (April 30 – May 6), the US Small Business Administration (SBA) takes the opportunity to […]

Ice Cream Store Grows into Sweet Success with Guidance from UGA SBDC

SBDC Helps Secure Funding for Third Ice Cream Store Jim Rafferty, one of the owners of butter’dudder ice cream stores, and Todd Anduze, a business consultant at the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC), have been connected for many years through community events in West Georgia. But it wasn’t until Rafferty was ready to […]

StillFire and UGA SBDC Ignite Brewing Success

Putting UGA SBDC Resources to Use Law school opens the door to many possibilities. While sitting in his law school classes at the University of Georgia, Aaron Bisges, general manager at StillFire Brewing, never dreamed one of those possibilities would be opening a brewery after graduation. He worked at bars and restaurants throughout law school […]

A Passion for Cars and Partnership with the UGA SBDC Result in Thriving Business

Turning a Childhood Passion Into A Business After 20 years in the finance world, Steve Kanner was ready for a change. Thanks to some guidance from the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Kanner accelerated his love for cars into a new career. “As a kid, I was always tinkering around with cars. […]