Funding Your Small Business

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On February 23, 2018
Cash is to a business what oxygen is to a human…necessary for survival. Finding the needed cash for your business can be challenging, but with the growth of alternative lenders, there are more options available now for established companies.  Startups on the other hand, may find it more difficult to gain access to cash without […]
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40 Years of Small Business Development Center at UGA

  • Posted by Sara Bertolini
  • On August 28, 2017
Who would have thought that an idea in 1975, promoted by William C. Flewellen, Jr., former Dean of the University of Georgia College of Business Administration, would flourish into a network of almost 1,000 service centers at colleges and universities across the country. With Flewellen’s vision and former UGA President Fred Davidson’s support of what […]
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“If I Only had Known…”

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On June 20, 2017
As one looks to enter the world of entrepreneurship or expand their current business, the question is the same….What are some common mistakes or things we can avoid. Here are a few of them: Cash is King! Not having a large enough cash reserve in the beginning or in the growth stage of a business […]
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Three Reasons Why You Should Buy Your First Business

  • Posted by Liz Overstreet
  • On March 10, 2017
When most “first time entrepreneurs” think about having their own business – they quickly default to the position that they have to start a new business from scratch. They feel that they must create a completely new entity, of their own design, in order to satisfy their dream of business ownership. However, the truth is […]
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Becoming a Camera Ready Vendor: Quick Tips

  • Posted by Liz Overstreet
  • On February 14, 2017
If you’ve ever lingered at the close of a movie to watch the credits, you may have noticed a Georgia peach embedded at the end.  The presence of that logo has grown to represent over $7 billion of economic impact in Georgia for the fiscal year 2016 alone.  Georgia currently ranks third behind Louisiana and […]
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Be Smart about Starting a Business

  • Posted by Liz Overstreet
  • On December 7, 2016
January is the time of year when we see a lot of individuals wanting to start a business.  Some of these succeed but unfortunately, many of them fail.  The failures are most often due to a lack of planning and business operations knowledge rather than just having a bad idea.  This is why the SBDC […]
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Year End Planning for Your Small Business

  • Posted by Liz Overstreet
  • On November 16, 2016
The act of planning in business is often seen as something that must be done for the long term or the somewhat distant future. However, at this time of year, it is extremely important to plan for the few remaining weeks as they can certainly have a significant impact on your business for this year […]
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