Small Business DoD Contractors – Be Alert, CMMC Has Arrived

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On December 17, 2019
Many reading this post are aware there are significant changes coming for Department of Defense (DoD) contractors (prime or subs) in 2020 and it is essential to be getting ready for these if you intend to continue with existing DoD contracts or obtain new ones.  Currently, DoD allows a business to self-certify compliance to controls […]
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Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) – A Game Changer for DOD/Government Contracting Businesses

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On October 16, 2019
Here is a brief update on something called the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).  This is a game changer for government contractors dealing with DOD in either a prime or sub contracting capacity and goes into effect January 2020 (timeline below).  For those aware of the significance of CMMC, there is a true sense of […]
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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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