Gainesville SBDC Office

The University of Georgia SBDC
The Featherbone Center
999 Chestnut Street
Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: (770) 531-5681
Fax: (770) 531-5684
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Digital Marketing Bootcamp - register today!

March 18, 2015
SBDC offices, 999 Chestnut Street

The Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Digital Marketing Boot Camp is designed specifically for small business owners who want to learn how to integrate technology and marketing in the digital space to increase profits and gain customers. In this full-day, interactive sessions taught by Georgia SBDC digital marketing experts from around the state, you will learn how to:

  • Optimize your website and make search engines work for your business

  • Use social media to cultivate brand ambassadors

  • Get your business online securely

  • Tap into the mobile marketplace

  • Understand and navigate the world of paid online advertising

  • Use photos and video to promote your products and educate your customers

Lunch is included in the registration fees

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10 Year anniversary (11 min)




Randy Donaldson
B.B.A. in Accounting, Georgia State University
M.B.A. in Accounting, Georgia State University
C.P.A. licensed in Georgia
Business Consultant in Gainesville

Mr. Donaldson joined the SBDC after a successful 34-year career in financial management with large multi-national corporations in Atlanta. He began his career at Oxford Industries, Inc. as a Staff Accountant and moved up through the ranks as Corporate Accounting Manager and Tax Manager. Most recently, Mr. Donaldson was the Tax Director and Treasurer for Lanier Worldwide, Inc., an international office equipment distributor and subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd. (Japan). With his extensive corporate background, he has a particular interest in QuickBooks accounting software consulting as well as financial analysis and business management.

Program Coordinator

Dede Gossage
B.S. Economics, University of Georgia Southern
M.B.A. in Accounting, Georgia State University
M.S.O.L. Breanu University
Program Coordinator in Gainesville

Dede Gossage is the Program Coordinator for Gainesville Center with the Georgia Small Business Development Center Network. Her areas of specialty include; Internet marketing, advanced communications, business development, copy write specialist and strategic regional partnerships. Mrs. Gossage has over 10 years’ experience in Communications, Business Development and Advancement oversight. She currently serves on several boards and committees including the Advisory Board of the White County Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Committee for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce. In 2009, Mrs. Gossage was recognized as Small Business Woman of the Year by the Lanier Chapter of the American Business Woman’s Association. She was also awarded the 2014 GA SBDC Support Staff Award. She has a genuine interest in marketing and communications and supports the Gainesville SBDC area office with business education programming. She earned a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Brenau University in 2010.



Georgia Small Business Person of the Year (2nd Runner-up), epitomizes the pioneers President Obama describes

- Loretta Emmons