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Business Basics Plant Seeds for a Successful U-Pick Flower Startup

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On May 7, 2021
Kedron Nicholson’s father, a florist, arranged flowers into symphonies of sight and scent. Her grandfather, a horticulturist, made simple grafts that would change the floral destiny of a camelia bush. As a young Episcopal seminarian, Kedron regularly filled campus with beautiful, joyful flowers.   So, when she and her husband James had their “what’s next” […]
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Do you have enough capital to start your business?

  • Posted by Breeanna McBee
  • On March 18, 2021
  One of the things we talk about as a significant failure factor for new businesses is being under-capitalized when they start.  Undercapitalizing is simply a fancy finance term for underestimating how much money it will really take to (1) get the business started and (2) to cover initial losses while sales ramp up before […]
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Photographer pivots business amid pandemic, with help from UGA SBDC

  • Posted by Breeanna McBee
  • On February 19, 2021
In the spring of 2020, photographer Diane Dodd’s business came to a complete halt due to COVID-19. Dodd is the owner and photographer of Diane Dodd Photography, a Savannah-based business focusing mainly on family, elopements and engagement photography.     “When the Coronavirus hit, it completely canceled all of my bookings in the spring, I […]
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Peter Williams is UGA SBDC “Consultant of the Year” | 2019 Awards

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On November 30, 2020
Peter Williams, business consultant in the UGA SBDC in Macon office, received the SBDC’s “2019 Consultant of the Year Award” during our digital award ceremony this spring, after being nominated by a group of his peers.         The Consultant of the Year Award (COY) is given to a business consultant based on […]
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