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SBDC is hiring - join our team!

Join an environment that has been named by Georgia Trend as a “Best Place to Work”.  Our team consist of a well-respected and collaborative group of professionals committed to using their areas of expertise to enhance the economic well-being of the small business community. The position of Administrative Associate I is the first point of contact […]

What Banks Look for When Deciding on a Business Loan

I spend a lot of time here at the SBDC working with clients on financial issues for their businesses.  A lot of the time, it involves applying for a business loan.  Folks often don’t have a good understanding of what a bank will be looking for when making a lending decision.   The basic idea […]

Do you have enough capital to start your business?

  One of the things we talk about as a significant failure factor for new businesses is being under-capitalized when they start.  Undercapitalizing is simply a fancy finance term for underestimating how much money it will really take to (1) get the business started and (2) to cover initial losses while sales ramp up before […]

Remembering Former UGA Business Dean and National Legacy

Former University of Georgia business dean, William C. Flewellen, Jr., 100 years-of-age, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019. He leaves behind a national legacy for business education and small business assistance as he was the driving force behind the creation of the national Small Business Develop Center (SBDC) program. Flewellen, who was named dean of […]

Ready, Aim, Fire! Social Media Workshop

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][block_title style=”column_title” inner_style=”inline_border” title=”Beginner”][/block_title][vc_column_text]Ready, Aim, Fire! (BEGINNER) is a program is designed to help business owners better focus their marketing efforts and expenditures by accurately identifying their specific target customers and cost-effectively communicating to them through social media.   KEY ELEMENTS OF TRAINING: How to identify target client Where to find market research Which […]

2019 Good to Grow

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Struggling to find balance in a business that requires farming and financial expertise? At Good to Grow, participants will develop important skills specifically for fruit and vegetable growing businesses. Hear from UGA Extension Agents, UGA Small Business Development Center Consultants, Professors, chefs, and other industry experts. Breakfast, lunch, and networking are included!   KEY TAKEAWAYS: […]

2019 Buy Sell Hold

[vc_row][vc_column][block_title style=”column_title” inner_style=”inline_border” title=”Description”][/block_title][vc_column_text]Do you want to increase the value of your business? Learn how to efficiently invest in your business and improve the balance sheet at Buy Sell Hold. This brand new program is designed specifically for small businesses and taught by UGA SBDC business consultants, representatives from Abraxas Business Services in Atlanta, and […]

2018 Hiring to Win & Bad Hire, Now What?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Two Seminars. One Day! Lunch (served at 12:10pm) and networking included! Join us of one or both sessions ($75 per session or $115 for the whole day) and learn how to successfully hire and manage employees. Lunch & networking are included in registration for all programs.[/vc_column_text][block_title style=”column_title” inner_style=”inline_border” title=”Hiring to Win”][/block_title][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Have you ever hired […]