A Helping Hand

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On July 5, 2022
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 […]
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What’s Cooking

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On June 16, 2022
Federal restaurant revitalization fund brings new life to Americus institution     Tracia Tullis and her mom Gladys opened Gladys’ Kitchen in Americus 27 years ago. The country cooking restaurant, known for its crispy fried chicken, signature dessert and the delicious caramelly Butter Roll, is an important community asset, a popular gathering place on weekdays, […]
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How to Stand Out on LinkedIn

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On June 13, 2022
  “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 […]
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Lawn care company exceeds yearly projections with help from SBDC

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On June 6, 2022
  Kyle Flanagan’s roots are in lawn care – the Florida native started mowing lawns in his parents’ neighborhood when he was just 11. He moved to Athens in 2002 to attend the University of Georgia and worked for a regional chem-lawn company to pay for tuition.   As he built connections in the community […]
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Tasting Success

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On May 27, 2022
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 […]
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Is My Company Export Ready?

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On May 19, 2022
  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? […]
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SBDC opens client’s eyes to opportunities for Sugarcoat Beauty success

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On May 4, 2022
  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 […]
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UGA SBDC Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On May 2, 2022
  Ryan Loew is a Covington-based entrepreneur whose equipment maintenance company has expanded from 20 employees in 2016 to more than 150 industry professionals today.   As president of Process Equipment and Controls, he works with clients in the U.S. and abroad, including Fortune 500 companies that have outsourced their equipment and maintenance needs to […]
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