We Make an Impact!

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On April 26, 2017
The 2016 economic impact study of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC) provides solid evidence that entrepreneurs utilizing UGA SBDC assistance experience greater sales and employment growth than the state averages. The study found that the employment base of UGA SBDC’s existing business clients grew by 15.5 percent, while overall employment […]
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Hire Right

  • Posted by Geoffrey Loften
  • On April 4, 2017
Hiring the right employee is a challenging process. Your organization can be directly affected both positively and negatively by your decision. That is why hiring the right employee the first time is so important. It is better to spend a little extra time now than to have to go through this whole process again in […]
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Small Business in the Craft Beer Industry

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On March 31, 2017
Craft beer breweries have sprung up across Georgia in recent years. Currently, there are 45 craft beer breweries in the state. Demand is expanding for high quality and full-flavored beers, and Georgia craft breweries are helping meet this demand. In 2014, the economic impact of craft beer hit over $1 billion. There are 365,015 barrels of craft beer produced per year in Georgia.(1)
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The History of UGA (the mascot)

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On March 23, 2017
In the last 100 years of intercollegiate football, Georgia’s UGA has established himself as the nation’s most well-known mascot. The line of pure white English bulldogs, which epitomizes everything Georgia, has been owned by the Frank W. “Sonny” Seiler family of Savannah, GA, since UGA I first graced the campus in 1956. Through the years, […]
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Path-Tec CEO Named 2017 Georgia’s Small Business Person of the Year Winner

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On March 23, 2017
“These small business owners define entrepreneurial spirit and best represent the 28 million small businesses that are the backbone and economic engine for today’s economy. I look forward to welcoming the winners to Washington next month when they are officially honored for their achievements.”
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Small Business in the Film and Entertainment Industry

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On March 14, 2017
In the 2017 edition of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center’s publication, “Small Business and Its Impact on Georgia,” the article below titled, “Spotlight Industries in Georgia: Film & Entertainment,” was featured. Georgia has benefited tremendously from the film and television industry. In the 2015 fiscal year, feature films and television productions in […]
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Knowledge is King

  • Posted by Geoffrey Loften
  • On February 27, 2017
I am sure everyone has heard the expression, “Knowledge is King”.  Just what exactly does that mean?   I would like to propose that it could mean the difference between building a strong business and having a business that fades away over time. Running a business takes up almost all of an entrepreneurs time.  Sometimes the […]
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National Entrepreneurship Week 2017

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On February 20, 2017
Each year, over six million new businesses launch and millions more grow. Join us in celebrating entrepreneurs as a community supporter.
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To My Employees With Love

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On February 14, 2017
Today is Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. What better way to make your employees happy and productive than to declare your love for them? Not that kind of love–that’s creepy–but, rather, the platonic love that makes your employees feel cared for and appreciated–that’s your goal for this week. After all, without your employees, would […]
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