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UGA Professor Teams Up With SBDC to Help Clean Up Explosives

Mining, construction, the oil industry and other civil uses account for about 90 percent of the explosives manufactured globally. The defense industry uses about 10 percent. All have a similar need: to eliminate the threat of explosive byproducts and those no longer in use. UGA geology Professor Valentine Nzengung helps bases eliminate these threats using a […]

Why StartSMART and GrowSMART? The Value of Business Training

Phases of Business Life Cycle

A guy I used to work with in public safety, Steve Mattoon, used to say, “In a critical situation, we do not rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”  That statement is as true in law enforcement and the military as it is in running a small […]

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 […]

Build Your Business to Withstand the Test of Time

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On Your Mark, Get Set. . . Grow! Designed specifically for new business owners (within 2-3 years in business) and serious entrepreneurs ready to start a business, SBDC StartSmart provides the resources and support to put your dreams within reach. StartSmart will help you build a business for today’s challenging times!  To get the ball […]

Dogged Determination Results in Veterinary Practice for UGA Graduate

Dr. Jennifer Peterson of Firehall 4 Animal Hospital

When Jennifer Peterson was young, her father, an architect, would draw designs for the veterinary practice she hoped to own someday. While enrolled in the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, she participated in what was then a new program—an entrepreneurial rotation that teaches teach future vets how to run a business. Peterson was among the first […]

Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Georgia’s Sugar Bowl Loss

Let’s be honest… most of Dawgnation is waking up this morning like: But you know what? Failure happens. It happens to us all… especially to entrepreneurs… it’s inevitable. The worst part about failure is the feeling of being crushed, defeated, and as if you’ll never be a successful entrepreneur (or a National Championship winning football […]

New Entrepreneurs Need More Than a Plan to Build a Successful Business

A business plan is just the first step to realizing a successful business. Successful entrepreneurs also need local resources, practical business knowledge (or access to it), and a network of colleagues to rely on. Our StartSMART class is more than just a business planning class, it delivers everything a new entrepreneur needs to build a […]

SBDC Startup Boot Camp | January 2019

UGA SBDC Credit School

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] GET YOUR BUSINESS IN SHAPE FOR THE NEW YEAR! Join the UGA SBDC in DeKalb at the AEI Startup Factory in Stonecrest for our first SBDC Startup Boot Camp! This series is for prospective and early stage business owners looking to shore up vital aspects of their business to begin experiencing sustained growth […]