SBDC GrowSmart
Smart Strategies for Profitable Growth

10 Year Anniversary Video (11 min)

“The GrowSmart™ Experience” (2 min)

Whether you've been in business for twenty years or two years, SBDC GrowSmart™ can align your vision for your business with the steps to get you there. Create a framework to improve the performance of your business and shape the success of your business for years to come.

Work ON your business, not just IN your business!

  • A step-by-step evaluation of your business and markets.

  • A hands-on, interactive forum that promotes sharing of best practices.

  • Tools to build your business, both now and for the future.

SBDC GrowSmart™ graduates gain:

  • A strategic business plan with a long-term vision and strategies.

  • A mastery of key business concepts.

  • A network of entrepreneurial peers and professional resources.

In full or half day weekly sessions, learn to analyze, plan and manage your business like a seasoned CEO.Detailed Course Description.

SBDC GrowSmart™ Schedule:
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September 12



September 16



September 19



September 19



October 17



October 21



Statewide Sponsor

Georgia Power has sponsored Georgia SBDC programs for growing businesses since 2002. Through their support of SBDC GrowSmart™, over 1,700 of Georgia’s small business leaders have acquired the tools to take their businesses to higher level.


GrowSmart™ Supporters and Sponsors

Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council

The Home Depot

Georgia Mentor Protege Connection

AGL Resources

Greater Women's Business Council

The Coca-Cola Company

Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

AT&T Foundation

Coastal Area District Development Authority


Guardian Bank of Valdosta

Kinetic Credit Union


SBDCs modify their services to meet the evolving needs of the small business community in which they are situated

- Rufus Burdette, owner

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  • April 29th, 2014

    Small Business Award Winners

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  • March 28th, 2014

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  • March 5th, 2014

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  • January 14th, 2014

    Small Business optimism crawls forward

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  • January 6th, 2014

    What Did 2013’s Disasters Teach Us About Being Prepared?

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    Research Study: Why a Firm Hires Its First Employee

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  • November 5th, 2013

    SBA’s Affordable Care Act 101 Webinars

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  • September 30th, 2013

    Questions about the Affordable Care Act?

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