Effective Strategic Planning for Small Businesses

  • Posted by Geoffrey Loften
  • On July 9, 2019
We recently closed out the 1st half of the year and many small businesses are currently in the process of forecasting for the balance of 2019.  Many savvy small businesses understand the value of revisiting their strategic plan at the mid-year point. Those small businesses are asking themselves relevant questions such as what went right during […]
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UGA SBDC OMBD Director Co-Authors Latino Entrepreneurship Study

  • Posted by Sara Bertolini
  • On May 3, 2019
Carolina Ramón, the director of University of Georgia Small Business Development Center Office of Minority Business Development (OMBD) co-authored the 2018 Georgia Latino Entrepreneurship Study. In collaboration with the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI), the study looks into needs and opportunities for Latino entrepreneurs. It also includes recommendations for the […]
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Sound Business Planning Produces Runaway Sales In Global Markets

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On April 22, 2019
Roswell equipment makers Andal and Balu Balasubramanian are feeding the foodie revolution now raging from coffee shops to craft breweries: an explosion of bean-to-bar dark chocolates. And their equipment empowers chocolate makers to control the process every step along the way, from the single origin, ethically traded cocoa bean to the final chocolate bar. After […]
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SBDC Clients Win Flavor of Georgia Contest

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On April 2, 2019
Since 2007, Flavor of Georgia has launched new products into success and garnered more publicity and sales for products already in the market. From rural farmers to urban businesses, successful and talented food artisans have emerged from all over Georgia to create delicacies from the abundant agricultural products our state has to offer. Over 1,400 […]
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Remembering Former UGA Business Dean and National Legacy

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On March 26, 2019
Former University of Georgia business dean, William C. Flewellen, Jr., 100 years-of-age, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019. He leaves behind a national legacy for business education and small business assistance as he was the driving force behind the creation of the national Small Business Develop Center (SBDC) program. Flewellen, who was named dean of […]
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Don’t Get Left Waze Behind in Marketing

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On March 20, 2019
As a small business, you have to keep up with currently marketing trends to keep your business competitive. And like most businesses, you're constantly looking for ways to increase your brand awareness and drive traffic to your business.  With all of the marketing opportunities available, it can be a challenge to weed out the bad opportunities from the good... especially those that show an ROI (return on investment). So, to add another advertising opportunity into the mix... and one you may or may not have thought about... let's talk about Waze.
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Change – Win With It!

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On March 5, 2019
Throughout my life there has been one constant factor in my business and sports career and that factor has been change. When I first entered professional football it was quite an adjustment. I had to change my routines and communicate to my new team, especially the snapper and holder, the critical value they bring to the […]
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