Commercialization Services

SBDC commercialization services are designed to provide innovative commercialization assistance for small and mid-sized companies to aid the realization of successful business milestones. Entrepreneurs and managers are provided education about business fundamentals and consulting services that will guide them through the commercialization process.  SBDC commercialization services are provided state-wide and most of the commercialization services are free of charge.

Intellectual Property

  • Patents/trademarks/copyrights basics

  • Model agreements and templates

Commercialization Planning

  • Entrepreneur readiness assessment

  • Business concept feasibility assessment

  • Technology feasibility assessment and plan

  • Commercialization milestones planning

Capital Formation Assistance:

  • Financial feasibility assessment

  • Evaluation of key market indicators and comparables

  • Equity and/or debt strategy development including equity structure, capital value, yields and rounds

  • Financial materials preparation with market-consistent yields and term-sheet data

  • Investor presentation development

  • Guidance through the equity market process

  • Identification of appropriate funding sources

Business Planning and Development

  • Business plan development and review

  • Management team assessment

  • Business risk assessment


  • Marketing plan development and review

  • Customer needs assessment through primary market research design assistance

  • Assistance developing surveys, focus groups and customer feedback models

Client success stories


The SBDC's experienced, knowledgeable team can talk the nitty-gritty of commercialization. They helped carry IS3D from idea to a product for the marketplace.

- Dr. Tom Robertson, owner

Cem Oruc
Director of Commercialization Assistance
1180 East Broad St.
Athens, Georgia 30602
Telephone:  (706) 542-6664


With the assistance of the SBA and GA SBDC, success came quickly for Jeffrey Manley and Jusak Bernhard, so fast it made their TailsSpin

- Jeffrey Manley and Jusak Bernhard

News Releases

  • October 2nd, 2014

    Small Business Owners: Make your voice heard!

    The Atlanta Fed, in partnership with the Cleveland, New York, and Philadelphia Federal Reserve Banks, is conducting a survey of small business owners/managers. They want to hear from you about the current business climate, your financing needs and credit experiences.

    Take the Survery

  • September 17th, 2014

    SBA Veterans Incentive Program

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  • August 25th, 2014

    National Preparedness Month

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  • July 10th, 2014

    The Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank takes a look at small business lending

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  • May 2th, 2014

    Register for National Small Business Week Webinars

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  • April 29th, 2014

    Small Business Award Winners

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