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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Performance Trucking in Lawrenceville, GA

  • Posted by Breeanna McBee
  • On October 28, 2020
Working Behind the Scenes to Keep Shelves Stocked   There’s a reason your favorite grocery store remained stocked during the pandemic – logistics companies like Performance Trucking, Inc. worked around the clock to deliver food and essential products to supermarket chains across the United States.   Performance Trucking, headquartered in Lawrenceville, GA, utilized its current […]
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Burt’s Pumpkin Farm in Dawsonville, GA

  • Posted by Breeanna McBee
  • On October 27, 2020
North Georgia farm has success with strawberries and pumpkins despite pandemic, thanks to UGA Johnny and Kathy Burt’s first year farming strawberries was nearly a disaster.   COVID -19 hit just two weeks before the berries ripened and their first spring strawberry festival was to begin.   “That wasn’t possible. We were on pins and […]
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DIESELGRID in Forest Park, GA

  • Posted by Breeanna McBee
  • On October 21, 2020
Deep Market Knowledge and Operational Flexibility Lead Freight Carrier Through the Pandemic   Justin Hughes left trucking and moved into real estate in 2007, just before the Great Recession. Two years later, back into trucking, he founded the freight carrier DIESELGRID in Forest Park, and grew.   He contacted the University of Georgia Small Business […]
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