Twice a Week for 4 Weeks


Starting a Business


Virtual Sessions via Zoom


< 2 Years in Business


Entire Program: $99

You will learn how to:

Whether you are a new business (in business 2 years or less), or are still in the planning phase, building a business takes the right tools—and a lot of hard work. SBDC StartSmart will equip you to be successful! 

Developed by a team of business experts from the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, this program will guide you through the steps of setting your business on the path to long-term success. 

The program is 16 hours of business curriculum, held twice a week for four weeks. The sessions are held entirely online.

Learn virtually from our team of business experts from across the state. Our subject matter experts will guide you through operations, marketing, human resources, management, financial analysis and more.


for the $99 program fee:

The $99 program fee covers the following:

  • Guided curriculum over 16 hours of class time, covering eight modules:
    • Module 1: Business Success
    • Module 2: Opportunities and Solutions
    • Module 3: Marketing for Success
    • Module 4: Digital Marketing and Online Strategies
    • Module 5: Navigating Human Resources
    • Module 6: Operations and Managing by the Numbers
    • Module 7: Management with a Plan
    • Module 8: Plan, Run, Review and Revise
  • A 90-day subscription to LivePlan, an online business planning software (a $120 value).
  • Access to financial and business resources.
  • A network of entrepreneurial peers and professionals. 


Thank you to Wells Fargo for their statewide sponsorship of the StartSmart program.