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


Location change brings home the bacon for South Georgia BBQ owner

- Jeremiah Johnson, owner