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Electrical Business in Tucker Finds Targeted Resources for Business Growth

Chris Wilburn knew the ins and outs of the electrical trade, but when it came time to start his own company, CW Electrical Solutions LLC, he knew he’d need assistance learning how to run a business. An online search for business education resources led Wilburn and his wife, Maria Thurston, to the online training calendar for the UGA SBDC. They took every training course they could and established an ongoing relationship with the UGA SBDC that continues to guide their business.

Technical Assistance From the UGA SBDC Opens Doors to Rapid Growth for Medical Equipment Supplier

Brookstone Medical, a durable medical equipment supplier, was successful and growing, but owner Matt Corley felt he was missing out on opportunities to further expand and ready his company for future growth. Together with our consultants, he worked on ways to improve financing, created job descriptions, updated the employee handbook, and developed a plan to add new product lines. Since then, his employee count has doubled, and sales have increased nearly five-fold since 2021.

The UGA SBDC Spotlights Small Business Impact and Trends

In Georgia, over 99.6% of businesses are considered “small” according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. As a resource for small business owners, the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC) has developed an annual publication, Small Business and Its Impact on Georgia, highlighting the impact of small businesses on Georgia’s economy and upcoming trends affecting business owners.

The UGA SBDC Partners with Southeastern Universities to Bring Business Education Programs to Rural Communities with Support from SBA Grant  

Business Consultant Robbie Parks teaches UGA SBDC Digital Marketing Bootcamp in Carrollton, GA

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC) has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to bring the popular Digital Marketing Bootcamp program to more rural towns across Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. In partnership with the Small Business Development Centers hosted by the University of Alabama and […]

Apparel Brand Manages Growth with Help from the UGA SBDC

Roy Steinberg’s golf apparel business was in full swing in Albany, Georgia, but his business needed additional cash flow to increase inventory and meet demand. With guidance from the UGA SBDC, Steinberg was able to develop a strong financial plan to refinance existing loans and improve cash flow. His hard work paid off—sales for his business, Steinberg Sportswear, have tripled.