2022 UGA SBDC Award Winners

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center recognized 2022 award winners and sponsors during their annual conference on April 24, 2023. “The recipients of these awards excel in their work with the business community, program development and representation of the UGA SBDC program. We’re grateful for their contributions to our organization and are proud […]

UGA SBDC Clients Named Small Business Administration Award Winners, Georgia District

For the past 60 years, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week as an opportunity to recognize the critical contributions of America’s small business owners. As part of National Small Business Week (April 30 – May 6), the US Small Business Administration (SBA) takes the opportunity to […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Small Business

Have a Plan in Place for 2023: Are you planning for growth in 2023? Have you set clear goals with measurable key performance indicators (KPIs)? If you do not have a strategic plan in place, now is the time to get your processes and plans documented for the new year. Create an Enjoyable Workplace: Competitive […]

A Helping Hand

Darrel Hulsey Director of the UGA SBDC International Trade Center   Darrel Hulsey has spent the last 30 years helping small businesses in Georgia thrive. As the director of the International Trade Center at the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Hulsey spends his days helping small business owners begin exporting their products […]

How to Stand Out on LinkedIn

  “What do people need to know about you?”    This basic question should underlie every decision you make about what to include on your LinkedIn profile.    User surveys show that the two most popular uses of LinkedIn are to look at somebody’s profile before and after they meet with them.    What does […]

Tasting Success

A family-owned farm in metro Atlanta finds new life as a vineyard   Tucked behind a residential neighborhood near Cobb Parkway in Acworth, this 500-acre farm is an anomaly in an area where builders scoop up available land.     “My grandmother Betty Gilbert bought it back in 1963,” said Emilee Gilbert. “Her father told […]

Is My Company Export Ready?

  The opportunities for selling products and services abroad are greater than ever for U.S. businesses. Statistics show that most consumers live outside of the U.S., and U.S. products are by and large revered for their quality. International trading is becoming more accessible than ever. Does this mean your business is ready to start exporting? […]

SBDC opens client’s eyes to opportunities for Sugarcoat Beauty success

  Peiru Kim came to the United States from Taiwan when she was just 13. After witnessing how hard her parents worked, she committed to also working hard to pay them back for their sacrifices and to make them proud.   Kim took a traditional career route, graduating from Georgia Tech and working as an […]