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
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.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
6th Annual Women’s Business Expo
A regional favorite is back!
It’s a wonderful day of networking, professional development, and lunch for area business women.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Vendor opportunities also available.
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 Fall 2017.
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.
Look for this class again in Athens, early 2018.
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