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Committed to Growing Georgia Businesses Over the past five years, the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center has supported the creation of more than 13,000 jobs. </p> <a href=”https://georgiasbdc.org/locations”> Contact your local UGA SBDC </a> <h3> Consulting </h3> <p> Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et […]

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 […]

Business Owners Benefit from SBDC Assistance

The 2018 Economic Impact Study of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC) provides solid evidence that entrepreneurs utilizing UGA SBDC assistance experience greater sales and employment growth than the state averages. The study found that the employment base of UGA SBDC’s existing business clients grew by 14.1 percent, while overall employment […]

Bring the Thunder

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As we approach Conference Championships in the college football world, much of the focus is going to be on the SEC Championship as both Georgia (#4) and Alabama (#1) are highly ranked and will greatly affect the College Football Playoffs. Because of this unique situation and the fact that both of these teams played against […]

Mary Hester, LAN Systems

Strategic Planning Leads Norcross Technology Firm to Greater Profits After leading an IT department that had won several awards for another technical firm, Mary Hester acquired LAN Systems in January 2008 “We did the kind of IT work people needed,” says Hester, who sports both an M.B.A. and a degree in electrical engineering. “I wanted to take that experience and philosophy and […]

How This Founder Uses His Competitiveness to Succeed in Business

Matt Ehrlichman, CEO and co-founder of Porch, a home-services platform connecting homeowners to home improvement resources, is clearly a competitive man. When he was in elementary school he wanted to be a professional athlete, a pro-basketball player, and the competitive attitude that often comes from sports has certainly transferred into business with him. He likes to […]

SBDC Clients Earns 2016 Small Business Person of the Year

Catherine Downey, CATMEDIA

Catherine Downey didn’t find an easy way to success. She did find what works: hard work and dedication to a vision. Catherine Downey started her first business with “a pen and a legal pad” so she could work at home after her first child was born. Today, she has four grown children and one of the fastest growing companies in Atlanta. She’s also garnered a hard-earned honor: she […]