0011-068 STA Starting a Business

Starting a Business

Monday, September 9th
$ 39.00
Starting a Business


Whether you're a budding entrepreneur with a groundbreaking idea or someone looking to turn their passion into a profitable venture, this webinar will provide you the foundation you need.

Our Starting a Business webinar covers all areas that are involved in starting your own business. Learn the important tools and resource you need to establish a solid foundation during your business' formative years. Often, new business owners "don't know what they don't know". This class will equip you to be able to ask all the right questions as you are planning and forming your brand new business. Key concepts include: business feasibility, financing your business, building your team, and operating your business legally. 

Starts in 2 months!


  • Determine the feasibility of your business idea using market research and competitive analysis
  • Estimate start-up expenses for your business and identify requirements for pursuing start-up financing options
  • Differentiate between different legal structure options for business formation
  • Identify who you should include on your team when making plans and executing business formation


Monday, September 9, 2024
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Cost: $39.00

This is a Zoom webinar. Upon registration, you will receive your Zoom link via email. 


Ryan Swanson

Ryan Swanson comes to the UGA SBDC after 20+ years in Venture Capital and Private Equity. For 15 years Ryan was a Partner and COO of a family office that focused on sustainable business. He has a wide range of experience from serving as the CFO of an Icelandic geothermal power company, COO of a regenerative agriculture company in Southwest Vermont, to founder and President of a packaged food company in Georgia. Ryan started his career with Deutsche Bank as an analyst for an early-stage venture fund. Ryan received a bachelor’s degree in Management and an MBA in accounting from Georgia Tech. 

Hosting Center: UGA Small Business Development Center State Office
A Public Service and Outreach unit of the University of Georgia, funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact [email protected] or call (706)542-2762