2020 – Business Plan Essentials – May

May 20 2020 – Growing a business?  Starting a business?  What is your plan?  So many questions with answers available for you at the next Business Plan Essentials class.  Join us for an afternoon session in September and move forward strategically with your business.  Hands-on work toward your business plan and financial projections.  Succession planning […]

A Passion for Cars and Partnership with the UGA SBDC Result in Thriving Business

Turning a Childhood Passion Into A Business After 20 years in the finance world, Steve Kanner was ready for a change. Thanks to some guidance from the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Kanner accelerated his love for cars into a new career. “As a kid, I was always tinkering around with cars. […]

Sister Entrepreneurs Use UGA SBDC to Guide Business Growth

When a University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC) business card landed on  their booth table at the Augusta Market on the River, something told Freshwater Design Co. owners Brianne Martin and Dani Harmadi to hold on to it. And the sisters did for about three years before they put it to use. […]

A Roadside Tradition Continues Growing With SBDC

Since 1937, Stuckey’s has been a roadside oasis for the traveling public across the interstates of America. Known for their iconic pecan log roll, they turned to the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC) for guidance when they were looking to acquire a property to house a pecan shelling plant and a […]

Macon Restaurant Crosses the Finish Line with Help of UGA SBDC

When Dawn McCullar and Brooke Woods were looking for funding to open Yollah Social Kitchen + Garden, a banker recommended they turn to UGA SBDC for assistance.  Lisa Rackley, area director at UGA SBDC in Macon, worked with them to put together the business plan and financial projections needed to secure a small business loan. […]

Local Artisan Store Sees Success With Help of UGA SBDC

Locally Made Savannah When Nick and Tonya Rintye had an idea to open a store selling locally made goods, they knew their first step was to meet with the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC). They had seen previous success with their first business, The Hipster Hound, by working with the UGA […]

StillFire and UGA SBDC Ignite Brewing Success

Putting UGA SBDC Resources to Use Law school opens the door to many possibilities. While sitting in his law school classes at the University of Georgia, Aaron Bisges, general manager at StillFire Brewing, never dreamed one of those possibilities would be opening a brewery after graduation. He worked at bars and restaurants throughout law school […]