[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][block_title style=”column_title” inner_style=”inline_border” title=”Why Choose StartSmart?”][/block_title][vc_column_text]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! 

SBDC StartSmart helps attendees to: 

SBDC StartSmart was developed by the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center. This year’s program is tailored to being held virtually to facilitate virtual discussion, class engagement, & mastery of content. Participation in StartSmart will also allow access to online business planning software. The program is facilitated by specially trained SBDC consultants and a long-term relationship with the SBDC and follow-up consulting is available and encouraged. [/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”LEARNER OUTCOMES” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:24|text_align:left|color:%23ba0c2f|line_height:1.4″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Owning your own business is the American dream. Building it to withstand the test of time requires a unique set of tools.  SBDC StartSmart provides the resources, support, and motivation to put your dream within reach. 

SBDC StartSmart™ provides the tools to: 

SBDC StartSmart graduates acquire: 

In this multi-session program, learn to plan and analyze your vision by creating a thoroughly researched and tested business plan. All sessions are led by experienced SBDC facilitators who help create a unique and powerful learning experience. [/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”VIRTUALLY FACILITATED” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:24|text_align:left|color:%23ba0c2f|line_height:1.4″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full_width_background” bg_color=”#ededed”][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”COURSE OUTLINE” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:24|text_align:left|color:%23ba0c2f|line_height:1.4″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Eight modules cover critical issues for new businesses: 

MODULE 1: Business Success – How do we get there? 

MODULE 2: Opportunity & Solutions 

MODULE 3: Marketing for Success 

MODULE 4: Digital Marketing & Online Strategies 

MODULE 5: Navigating Human Resources 

MODULE 6: Operations & Managing by the Numbers 

MODULE 7: Management with a Plan 

MODULE 8: Plan, Run, Review, Revise 

SBDC StartSmart programs include 16 hours of instruction delivered over a period of four weeks.  Sessions will be held twice a week for 2 hours each. Check your preferred location for details on when their program will be held. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][block_title style=”column_title” inner_style=”inline_border” title=”Dates and Locations”][/block_title][vc_column_text]

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