Grow Your Business Like a Seasoned CEO

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Whether in business for two years or twenty years, many small business owners are so busy working IN their business, they neglect working ON their business. (What the heck does that even mean? Work IN your business or ON your business??!) When you are working IN your business, you’re focusing on day-to-day tasks and reacting to the daily […]

Passion for Pets Pays Off

Pawtropolis in Athens, GA

Crook acquired the loan and opened her business. About five years later, she approached McDonell for help obtaining a $1 million SBA 504 loan, which she used to purchase land and build the first Pawtropolis. Five years after that, with 25 employees and trainers, an award-winning business and a facility filled to capacity, Crook again turned to the SBDC. After attending the GrowSmart™ program, she asked McDonell to help her create projections for a $2.2 million loan she received and will use to build a second, larger facility on land she had purchased.