Maximize your Google My Business page to drive more local customers to your business?
In June, we had the great honor of hosting an Exclusive Livestream Broadcast from Google’s HQ in California. Attendees were the first to hear about important changes and tools that small businesses can use to connect with local customers. It also gave step-by-step instructions on how to properly set up a business page to maximize your results. If you missed it, be our guest to view it as often as you want, just click on the button below.
If you want practical, tailored-to-your-business advice on how to get more customers, please call 706-542-7436 to set up a no-cost, confidential consultation.
2018 SBDC StartSMART
An SBDC signature course, only offered once a year, designed for entrepreneurs who:
- have been in business for less than two years or who want to start a business
- want to open a different location or pursue a new business venture
- need to develop a detailed business plan to acquire funding
StartSMART is a facilitated learning environment. There is an application process in which we do our best to eliminate competitors so that each entrepreneur can feel free to openly discuss their business with the class and guest speakers.
One day a week for 5 weeks on Fridays in 2018:
- January 26: 9am-12pm
- February 2, 9, & 16: 9am-4pm
- February 23: 9am-12pm
Ask about the Early Bird Special which ends November 30, 2017.
Looking for a less-risky way to become a business owner? Join the UGA SBDC in Athens for our 2nd Annual Franchising Forum to learn all about franchise ownership.
- Meet the best available franchises in Georgia!
- Hear from real franchise owners about their experiences making the jump to entrepreneur and how they have been successful.
- Learn about the franchising process including financing options from our panel of experts.
- Discover a variety of affordable franchise businesses some under $100,000 total investment.
If you have ever wanted to work for yourself, you won’t want to miss this incredibly informative event. Look for this event coming Spring 2018.
Other UGA SBDC Services & Training
Office of Minority Business Development
This Division was created to provide special attention to the needs of minority entrepreneurs by identifying procurement opportunities, locating sources of capital, and supporting outreach efforts of minority business people around the state.
Want to sell your products in another country?
You don’t need to be an expert in trade. Let our SBDC International Trade Center be your expert. They can support you in a variety of ways such as: walking you through a transaction, identifying opportunities, investigating trade financing options or resolving a particular trade issue.
Starting A Business
Covers important tools and resources a business owner needs to establish a solid foundation during its early formative years. Register with a friend for a discount. Free for service-connected disabled veterans, call 706-542-7436 for details.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Want to start a Craft Brewery, Brewpub, Distillers or Meadery?
Learn the ins & outs of owning a brewery, distillery, or meadery. Learn from experts how to turn your love and passion into a well-designed, financially sustainable operation. Experts from all sides of the business will walk you through things to consider, as well as the right question you should be asking, before you even consider opening the doors. Held at the Southern Brewing Company.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Cyber Security for Small Business
A cyber attack can be devastating to a business that is unprepared. As cyber criminals continue to target small businesses, owners and employees need to know how to protect both their customers and themselves.
Join us for lunch to get practical advice to minimize the risk and damage of an attack
and to learn what opportunities for growth a strong cyber strategy can bring.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Lunch is included
Connect With Local Customers Using Google Search
An Exclusive Livestream Event
Bring a bag lunch and join us for a livestream broadcast from Google’s HQ. The broadcast will take a deeper look at the evolving “local” landscape of online search, talk about how this shift will impact businesses, and share some Google tools that can help stay ahead of the curve.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Free, but registration is required
Alternative Financing Forum
For businesses or new start-ups in need of finance options. A panel of experts will discuss alternative means for gaining access to the financing. Hosted by Celtic Bank.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016