Networking and Lead Generation in Today’s Digital World

  • Posted by Geoffrey Loften
  • On June 5, 2017
I often talk to small business owners about the importance of networking for lead generation. And often times, I am met with resistance as the business owner recalls the countless networking events he has attended, that were not enjoyable, and from which no new doors were opened.  The reason for this is his networking activities […]
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Half of Millennials Plan to Start a Business in the Next 3 Years

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On May 31, 2017
Study Conducted by America’s SBDC Reveals Insights into the Entrepreneurial Mindsets of Different Generations of Americans Washington, D.C. – America’s SBDC partnered with the Center for Generational Kinetics to better understand how different generations view and approach entrepreneurship. The findings reinforced previously held beliefs such as a strong entrepreneurial inclination among millennials, while challenging preconceived […]
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Digital Entrepreneur Sharpens Own Business Practices By Teaching

  • Posted by Molly Knight
  • On May 30, 2017
Garrett Massey’s web development start-up, Eyesore Inc., is in its fourth office since its 2007 launch, a historic Coca-Cola bottling facility in downtown Griffin. With nine full-time staff and annual sales shaping up to 50 percent growth for 2015, the company would seem to consume all of his time and energy. It does not. Massey […]
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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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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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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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