Continuing Education

SBDC Classroom Training

Gain the knowledge needed to make your business excel by attending our training classes held throughout the state. Classes are offered in specialized subjects for experienced entrepreneurs as well as in management basics for those considering starting businesses. Specialized classes and in-house training can also be provided by contacting the local SBDC office.

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Albany Brunswick Gainesville Macon Savannah
Athens Carrollton Gwinnett Minority Business Statesboro
Atlanta Columbus International Trade Morrow Valdosta


Statewide Training Schedule for the next 60 days

Georgia SBDC Network Online Resources

SBDC Growing Your Business
Starting a Business
(49 minutes)

Answers to your questions on starting a business

Award winning program to assist new exporters

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

Six Sigma is an enterprise-wide, data-driven methodology used to improve products or processes so that your organization can not only create operational efficiencies, but also delight or exceed the expectations of your customers. Join instructor, Mary McShane-Vaughn, PhD, seasoned ASQ Black Belt certified professional, as she provides tools and examples on how to improve organizational quality.

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SBA and IRS Online Resources

SBA Small Business Learning Center
The Small Business Learning Center is a virtual campus providing quality and targeted online training to meet the information needs of prospective and existing small business owners.

The IRS Video Portal - Small Business Video and Audio Presentations
Review a broad range of video and audio presentations.

IRS Small Business/Self-Employed Virtual Small Business Tax Workshop

This IRS training program is is composed of nine interactive lessons designed to help new small business owners learn their tax rights and responsibilities.

Other Online Resources

These links are provided for informational purposes only. Inclusion on this list does not indicate the expressed or implied endorsement of The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center Network.

American Marketing Association
ASBDC Webinars
Google’s New Friday 15 Live Training Series for SMBs


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

  • 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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