As one of the first 8 programs to pilot the SBDC program, the UGA SBDC has been committed to growing Georgia's small business for 40 years.

Boosting the Economy

Over the last five years, impact clients of the UGA SBDC added approximately 11,785 new jobs to the economy.

Priming the Pump

New business creation is the life blood of our economy. In the last five years, the UGA SBDC assisted entrepreneurs in starting 1,422 new businesses.

Gain the knowledge needed to make your business excel

We offer training in specialized subjects for experienced entrepreneurs as well as the basics for those considering starting businesses. Our classes are offered all around the state of Georgia.

Leveraging Resources

Infusions of capital enable firms to finance future growth. In the last five years, the Georgia SBDC assisted clients with access to over $525 million through loans and equity financing.

Helping Businesses Grow & Succeed

The Small Business Development Center has knowledgeable experts, access to robust databases and business research resources that can all help you successfully navigate through obstacles that come with the stages of the business life cycle.

UGA’s Small Business Development Center

With 17 locations across the state of Georgia, the SBDC’s goal is to enhance the economic well-being of Georgians by providing a wide range of educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Growing a Business

How to Grow a Small Business in Georgia

Business is good, but not growing. How can you take it to the next level?

Starting a Business

How to Start a Small Business in Georgia

It’s official. You’ve decided to start your own business. But, now what?

Get Business Training

FREE Small Business Training in Georgia

Ready to become more knowledgeable about operating your business?

International Trade

Import/Export Assistance for Business in Georgia

Thinking about taking your business overseas? Find out how!

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Planning for Business

Planning for a Small Business in Georgia

Access to Capital

Finding Capital for Small Business

Managing a Business

How to Manage a Small Business in Georgia

Accounting & Finance

Finance & Insurance for Small Business in Georgia

Marketing for Business

Small Business Economic Development in Georgia

Procurement for Business

Procurement for Small Businesses in Georgia

Legal and Compliance

Legal and Compliance for Small Business in Georgia

Miscellaneous Business Topics

FREE Resources for Small Businesses in Georgia


The SBDC has more 17 office across the state of Georgia. Ranging from Rome in Northwest Georgia to Valdosta in the southern most part of Georgia, you will always be able to find a SBDC office within a short drive from your business. If you’re looking to speak to a consultant to help assist you in growing your business, click the button below to find a location and consultant near you.

SBDC Locations in Georgia

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.