0569-001 SAV From Risky To Resilient: Strategic Growth for Businesses

From Risky To Resilient: Strategic Growth for Businesses

Wednesday, September 18th
$ 0.00
In Person
Managing a Business


Ready to take your business to the next level?

You're not alone. But scaling a business requires more than a dream. It demands strategic planning, resilience, and the foresight to navigate the challenges and disruptions ahead.

Join us and explore what growth means for your business, identify the internal and external obstacles that can derail that growth, and develop a proactive (not reactive!) strategy to mitigate the risk that will come your way. Connect with a panel of industry experts who specialize in helping businesses prepare for threats and uncertainty. You'll leave feeling prepared to lead when things don't go as planned and thrive in a constantly evolving business landscape.

Starts in 4 months!


  • Determine if your business is set up for strategic growth
  • Identify challenges and pitfalls that can hinder business growth
  • Develop a proactive plan to deal with business interruptions
  • Build a local team of resources to develop a risk management strategy


Wednesday, September 18, 2024
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Cost: $0.00
Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center
847 Plant Drive
Statesboro, GA





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.

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.

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