0253-002 DKB GrowSmart DeKalb

GrowSmart DeKalb

Tuesday, July 9th
$ 895.00
In Person
Managing a Business


If your business is ready for growth, SBDC GrowSmart gives you the tools and strategies to reach your goals.

GrowSmart was developed by the UGA SBDC to meet the needs of growing businesses. Combining the latest ideas with timeless principles, GrowSmart will propel your business forward! UGA SBDC training has helped thousands of business owners build a foundation for growth. GrowSmart is the product of our experience and commitment to Georgia’s small businesses.
This program gets results! In full day weekly sessions, learn to analyze and manage your business like a seasoned CEO.

35 hours of class time covering all areas of business operation:

  • Evaluate your business, competition, and target markets
  • Hands-on, interactive program 
  • Promotes sharing of best practices
  • Expert speakers add insights to the topic of the day
  • Step-by-step development of your company’s strategies for growth


Combined with long term one-on-one consulting with SBDC professionals, learn to apply course principles and build a business for today’s challenging times. SBDC GrowSmart is a dynamic program for owners and senior managers of growing businesses.

Starts in 1 month!


Work ON your business, not just IN your business!

SBDC GrowSmart graduates gain:
• A strategic business plan with a long-term vision and strategies. A mastery of key business concepts.
• A network of entrepreneurial peers and professional resources.
• Learn to analyze, plan and manage your business like a seasoned CEO.

Module 1: Planning for Growth
Module 2: Marketing: Research, Planning and Implementation
Module 3: Leadership & Management
Module 4: Financial Analysis, Tools & Resources
Module 5: Operations & Implementing Your Plan


Tuesday, July 9, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Tuesday, July 16, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Tuesday, July 23, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Tuesday, July 30, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Tuesday, August 6, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Cost: $895.00

$200 off with discount code.  For use only with SBDC GrowSmart programs.

$300 off with discount code.  For use only with SBDC GrowSmart programs.

Lakeside Centre Tucker Conference Room
1979 Lakeside Parkway
Tucker, GA


We would like to thank Regions Bank for their generous support of this program. 


Robbie Parks

Robbie Parks is a Business Consultant at the UGA SBDC in Gainesville. In this role, she leverages her 20+ years of experience to teach entrepreneurs how to launch, manage and grow their businesses. Her areas of expertise include marketing (traditional and digital), communications, graphic design, brand design and management, process analysis, CRM implementation and administration, and search engine optimization. Robbie holds a dual certification as a Certified Digital Marketing Professional (CDMP) | AMA Professional Certified Marketer (PCM) from the Digital Marketing Institute and American Marketing Association and obtained a certificate in Nonprofit Organization Management.

Hosting Center: UGA Small Business Development Center in DeKalb
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 Etta James at [email protected] or call 770-414-3110