The Georgia SBDC Network provides low cost training and 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.
B.S. in Marketing, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
M.B.A. University of Georgia
Area Director in Augusta
Prior to joining the Georgia SBDC, Susan worked in both the private and public sectors, across several industries, including textile, aluminum, polystyrene, healthcare, retail and tourism. As a business consultant, Susan has worked in twenty-four rural and urban counties serving Georgia’s entrepreneurs. As a result of her assistance with loan packaging, Susan’s clients have obtained millions of dollars in funding for their businesses. Additional areas of interest include marketing and business plan development, human resource management and overall business management. She is a certified FastTrac® facilitator and has also had various marketing and human resource management articles published. Susan was a member of the SBDC teams that received statewide recognition for 2009 Outstanding Project of the Year and 2008 CE Program of the Year.
B.B.A. in Marketing, Georgia Southern University
M.B.A., Georgia Southern University
Prior to joining the SBDC, Brian worked in the areas of banking and information technology. During his five year tenure in banking, Brian held positions as Financial Specialist and Licensed Personal Banker with Wachovia and Wells Fargo Bank. As a banker, Brian consulted with individuals and business owners from a broad range of small businesses, by conducting thorough needs analyses and determining the best tools to fit their financial needs. In addition to his banking experience, Brian helped many small businesses implement and manage their technology needs while working in the IT industry. Brian brings to the SBDC expertise in financial analysis, marketing, sales and customer relationship management.
B.S. in Chemistry, Augusta State University
B.B.A. in Finance, Augusta State University
M.B.A in Management, Augusta State University
Prior to joining the SBDC, Eric worked at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) where he focused on licensing federally-funded technologies to small businesses. For over a decade, Eric’s work involved assessing technologies, securing patent protection, commercial marketing and negotiating patent and copyright licenses. With Eric’s assistance, small businesses were able to secure funding under the DOE-SBIR program.
Eric also served on the Savannah River Plant Federal Credit Union’s Credit Committee where he reviewed and assessed loan applications. In addition, Eric has several years of retail experience in the wine industry.