0290-003 SAV GrowSmart Savannah/Statesboro

GrowSmart Savannah/Statesboro

Tuesday, October 15th
$ 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 3 months!


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, October 15, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Tuesday, October 22, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Tuesday, October 29, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Tuesday, November 5, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Tuesday, November 12, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Cost: $895.00

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

UGA SBDC in Savannah
316 E. Bay Street
Savannah, GA


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


Becky Brownlee

Becky Brownlee is the Area Director at the UGA SBDC in Savannah. She has over 20 years of experience as a small business owner, in a variety of industries, such as manufacturing, retail, beauty, education, health, agriculture, real estate, and construction. Alongside running her ventures, she holds expertise in finance, hospitality, and insurance. Becky excels in securing funding, navigating commercial real estate intricacies, and managing all aspects from site selection to permitting. Becky has a Bachelors of Industrial Relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she earned her MBA from South University.

Valerie McElveen

Valerie McElveen is the area director for the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern University. She specializes in assisting clients with accounting and finance strategies, including cost accounting, financial analysis, cash flow management and financial forecasting. Valerie brings a range of experience from working in a large manufacturing environment to working with local businesses. Valerie has a Bachelors of Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University and she earned her MBA from Georgia Southern University.

Chase Cowart

Chase Cowart is a Business Consultant at the UGA SBDC in Savannah. Prior to joining the University of Georgia SBDC in 2023, Chase Cowart worked for a large tertiary care health system.  Chase’s experiences within healthcare administration primarily focused on strategic planning and business development with a specific emphasis on the development of ambulatory campuses and services. Chase has a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Georgia, and he earned his MBA from Georgia Southern University.

Hosting Center: UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannnah or at Georgia Southern University
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 Lauren Davis at [email protected] or call 912-478-7232