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

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

Starting a Business

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

Get Business Training

Ready to become more knowledgeable about operating your business?

International Trade

Thinking about taking your business overseas? Find out how!


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

Popular Courses


Learn to analyze and manage your business like a seasoned CEO, create a framework to improve the performance of your business, and shape the success of your business for years to come. Work ON your business, not just IN your business!

Digital Marketing Bootcamp

Digital Marketing Bootcamp is an interactive workshop with multiple sessions where small business owners will learn how to apply effective tactics to build their digital brand, expand their market, and acquire new customers.


Owning your own business is the American dream. Building it to withstand the test of time requires a unique set of tools.  SBDC StartSmart™ provides the resources, support, and motivation to put your dream within reach.


Learn how to find profitable export markets, develop distribution channels, understand foreign and U.S. regulatory issues, pricing and costing company products, how to submit international quotations, process accounts receivable and recognize legal and cultural considerations.


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