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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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