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


The Georgia Small Business Person of the Year award has been a tremendous honor, and I’m grateful for the Small Business Administration 's dedication to companies like mine.

- Beth Cayce, founder

News Releases

  • 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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  • March 28th, 2014

    Women Owned Firms in Georgia

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  • March 5th, 2014

    Recent achievements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act report from SBA

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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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  • December 5th, 2013

    Research Study: Why a Firm Hires Its First Employee

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  • November 19th, 2013

    Analysis of Internet Sales Tax

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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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