The UGA SBDC’s 2018 Small Business and Its Impact on Georgia publication was recognized as a Bronze Stevie® Award winner in the Other- Government category in The 15th Annual International Business Awards®.

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2018 IBAs received entries from 74 nations and territories.

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

Other winners of the Gold Hermes Creative Award include companies and organizations such as Thomson Reuters, IBM, Cisco Systems Inc., and more. To view all of the winners, click here.

The UGA SBDC’s 2018 Small Business and Its Impact on Georgia publication was also named a Hermes Creative Award “Gold Winner”, and a Bronze LACP Vision Awards Winner. Read more about the Hermes Creative Award here and the LACP Vision Awards here.


About the Winning Publication

We believe in the strength of small business and have produced a report to describe some of the impacts small businesses have in Georgia. Our annual Small Business and Its Impact on Georgia publication provides an overall perspective of Georgia’s small business environment and shines the spotlight on several noteworthy industries. Most importantly, the publication helps illuminate the contributions made by Georgia’s entrepreneurs on the economic well-being of all Georgia citizens.

“Small firms and their distinctive offerings provide custom products and services that are otherwise unavailable, are a convenience for residents and visitors to our state and help create the community character and local charm that defines our ‘hometowns.’”

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