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UGA Small Business Development Center receives $42,000 grant from Truist Foundation

             Savannah, Georgia – The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center received a $42,000 grant from the Truist Foundation to establish an entrepreneurship academy.   The Truist Entrepreneurship Academy will be a two-year training and development program designed to support small business owners and entrepreneurs. Through a series of […]

Pooler Vet in Bloomingdale, GA

UGA helps veterinary hospital adapt to COVID-19 restrictions, get back on track for expansion     Dr. Mike Ammermon, a UGA alumnus and doctor of veterinary medicine, opened Pooler Veterinary Hospital in 2013 with two veterinarians and two staff members by his side.         By 2018, the business had grown to four […]

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 […]

Sound Startup Advice Leads to Rapid Growth for Canine Rehab Center

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Georgia Bottoms is a licensed physical therapist. She treated people in acute care and skilled nursing facilities in Savannah before becoming the wound care coordinator at Memorial Health. However, her focus changed from people to their dogs after her pup, Ripken, needed extensive rehabilitation to recover from knee surgery. “The physical therapist in the clinic […]

A UGA-Assisted Doggy Day Care and Dog Treat Bakery in Savannah is Thriving

When Tonya and Nick Rintye decided to open a day care and boarding facility for dogs, they went to the UGA Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC) in Savannah for assistance. They learned right away that they needed more than an idea to start a business. “I didn’t have any money to put down on a […]

Small Businesses Fail for Consistent Reasons

The statistics on small business failure vary widely depending on the report and the source. Some say nine out of 10 while others put the first year failure rate as low as 20 percent. As a small business owner, you may not care what the actual number is as long as you are not one […]

Financial Figures You Should Monitor

As a business consultant, I get to help people grow their businesses. The first meeting I have with clients typically starts with them telling me about their business. I watch them light up as they talk about their mission and vision and how far they have come. When I shift the conversation over to their […]

2018 Flewellen Award Winners

Throughout the year, there are many consultants that go above and beyond “the call of duty,” to ensure that their clients are taken care of and succeed. Each year at our Annual Awards Banquet, the UGA SBDC names deserving consultants, “Flewellen Award Winners.” This recognition is named for Dr. William Flewellen, who is considered to […]