Norcross Manufacturer Shields Heroes and Saves their Small Business

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On September 13, 2020
The Cutting Board Company in Norcross manufactures plastic cutting boards for restaurants and homes. Most of its sales are direct to restaurants and industrial resellers or retailers like Neiman Marcus and Williams Sonoma.   When the coronavirus hit, sales hit the floor.   “Ninety percent of our business went away, almost overnight,” said owner Dave […]
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APPAREL ADVENTURE TO SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On August 23, 2019
Carlton Grubb could teach students in the University of Georgia Terry College of Business’ Entrepreneurship Program a thing or two about running a successful home-based business when she goes to campus this fall. But first, she’d really just like to enjoy the full UGA freshman experience. Carlton owns Grubbwear, a line of acid-splattered apparel and […]
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SBDC Guidance Leads Veteran-Owned Business to Larger Contracts

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On August 13, 2019
Navy veteran Frank Brown leads his three-year-old Columbus company, IPCE LLC, by four core values: integrity, quality, care and service. Additionally, he encourages his team members to learn something new every day, advice that he, too, follows. These practices, along with tapping into the business knowledge offered by the University of Georgia Small Business Development […]
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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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UGA Professor Teams Up With SBDC to Help Clean Up Explosives

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On March 12, 2019
Mining, construction, the oil industry and other civil uses account for about 90 percent of the explosives manufactured globally. The defense industry uses about 10 percent. All have a similar need: to eliminate the threat of explosive byproducts and those no longer in use. UGA geology Professor Valentine Nzengung helps bases eliminate these threats using a […]
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Certification Leads to Larger Orders, Greater Growth for Macon Fabrication Shop

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On February 13, 2019
Stan Greene, owner of Greene Machine and Manufacturing, was ready to retire when he asked Larry Collins, who had worked with Greene since the late 1990s, if he would be interested in purchasing the business.  Before making a decision, Larry and his wife, Gwen, attended a class for start-ups offered by the University of Georgia […]
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