Get To Know Your Customers

In a world where face-to-face consumer interactions are declining, it is more important than ever to get to know your customers virtually. Taking the time to learn about your customers through social media analytics, customer profiles and surveys will improve your business marketing efforts and strengthen customer retention – enabling you to better meet the […]

Fiserv Makes Generous Gift to UGA SBDC to Advance Small Business Success

Fiserv made a significant investment in the future of small businesses in Georgia with a generous grant to the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC). This gift will build on the successes of a previous Fiserv grant by funding a business consultant position at UGA SBDC at Morehouse College for an additional […]

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 […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Small Business

Are you planning for growth in 2024? Have you set clear goals with measurable key performance indicators (KPIs)? If you do not have a strategic plan in place, now is the time to get your processes and plans documented for the new year. Create an Enjoyable Workplace: Competitive pay is still important, but today’s workforce […]

A Helping Hand

Darrel Hulsey Director of the UGA SBDC International Trade Center   Darrel Hulsey has spent the last 30 years helping small businesses in Georgia thrive. As the director of the International Trade Center at the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Hulsey spends his days helping small business owners begin exporting their products […]

How to Stand Out on LinkedIn

  “What do people need to know about you?”    This basic question should underlie every decision you make about what to include on your LinkedIn profile.    User surveys show that the two most popular uses of LinkedIn are to look at somebody’s profile before and after they meet with them.    What does […]

Tasting Success

A family-owned farm in metro Atlanta finds new life as a vineyard   Tucked behind a residential neighborhood near Cobb Parkway in Acworth, this 500-acre farm is an anomaly in an area where builders scoop up available land.     “My grandmother Betty Gilbert bought it back in 1963,” said Emilee Gilbert. “Her father told […]