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.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.