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Certification Leads to Larger Orders, Greater Growth for Macon Fabrication Shop

Stan Greene, owner of Greene Machine and Manufacturing, was ready to retire when he asked Larry Collins, who had worked with Greene since the late 1990s, if he would be interested in purchasing the business.  Before making a decision, Larry and his wife, Gwen, attended a class for start-ups offered by the University of Georgia […]

How to Have the Most Success With LinkedIn

LinkedIn is unique among social media platforms and is the acknowledged leader for B2B marketing activities. LinkedIn’s member engagement has grown by 50% in the past year, and the number of members liking, commenting, and sharing content on the platform has actually doubled. The primary measure of your success on LinkedIn is engagement, defined as […]

2018 Innovation of the Year Award

At the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, we offer a number of business training programs throughout the year. In 2017, we offered 229 programs throughout the state of Georgia, to be exact. And although we’ve delivered many standout programs, each year at our Annual Awards Banquet, the UGA SBDC names a limited number […]

From Model to Medical Practice

Solid financial planning turns unique vision into thriving middle Georgia practice. After several years of working in other practices, Dr. Jeff Langford, a specialist in allergy and immunology, wanted to drive quality control himself. He also knew much of Middle Georgia’s population lacked easy access to his specialty. So he developed a new practices model […]

Full Knowledge of Funding Options Helps Launch New Macon Brewpub

“I found out that Josh and the SBDC were resources small businesses could use, for free. I thought, ‘Wow, here’s a guy who’s like an extension of my staff. Why wouldn’t I go to him?’ We got to talking, and he told me about the financing, market analysis and other help he could provide.”