0516-004 STA StartSmart


Monday, October 14th
$ 99.00
Starting a Business


SBDC StartSmart provides the resources, support, and motivation to put your dream within reach.

StartSmart is tailored to be held virtually to facilitate virtual discussion, class engagement, & mastery of content. Participation in StartSmart will also allow access to LivePlan, an online business planning software. The program is facilitated by specially trained SBDC consultants and a long-term relationship with the SBDC and follow-up consulting is available and encouraged following the program. 

Whether you are a new business (in business 2 years or less), or are still in the planning phase, building a business takes the right tools—and a lot of hard work. SBDC StartSmart will equip you to be successful!

SBDC StartSmart helps attendees to:

• Evaluate & refine your business concept
• Improve your knowledge of business concepts
• Research markets and competition
• Develop a financial forecast to improve chances of success
• Develop a thorough, practical business plan

SBDC StartSmart includes 16 hours of instruction delivered over a period of 4 weeks. Sessions will be held twice a week for 2 hours. 

Starts in 3 months!


• Evaluate your concept and develop plans to move forward.
• Improve knowledge of business fundamentals.
• Build an infrastructure for business operations and processes.

SBDC StartSmart graduates acquire:
• An actionable business plan and access to business planning software
• Access to financial and business resources.
• A network of entrepreneurial peers and professionals

Eight modules cover critical issues for new businesses:

MODULE 1: Business Success – How do we get there?
MODULE 2: Opportunity & Solutions
MODULE 3: Marketing for Success
MODULE 4: Digital Marketing & Online Strategies
MODULE 5: Navigating Human Resources
MODULE 6: Operations & Managing by the Numbers
MODULE 7: Management with a Plan
MODULE 8: Plan, Run, Review, Revise


Monday, October 14, 2024
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Wednesday, October 16, 2024
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Monday, October 21, 2024
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Wednesday, October 23, 2024
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Monday, October 28, 2024
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Wednesday, October 30, 2024
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Monday, November 4, 2024
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Wednesday, November 6, 2024
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Cost: $99.00

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


We would like to thank Wells Fargo for their generous support of this program.

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