Office of Minority Business Development

The Office of Minority Business Development (OMBD) is a special initiative of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center. This Division was created to provide special attention to the needs of minority entrepreneurs by identifying procurement opportunities, locating sources of capital, and supporting outreach efforts of minority business people around the state.

Counseling Services

The Georgia SBDC provides free consulting services including assistance with business plan development, market analysis and marketing strategies, financial analysis, compliance and legal issues, and preparation of loan submissions for individuals who want to start their own businesses or expand an existing one. Click to select the SBDC center closest to you for counseling services.

Training Programs

The Georgia SBDC offers a variety of free and low cost training programs; available throughout the state. Click here to view our training calendar.

For more information about MBD email or call (706) 542-6791

Savannah

I had no small business experience before. I am a speech pathologist and my husband is a marine engineer. We took the SBDC’s GrowSmart program, then started going to the SBDC’s free business consultations, and it was awesome. It still is!

- Samantha Meier, owner

News Releases

  • 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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