The UPS Store in Smyrna, GA

  • Posted by Breeanna McBee
  • On October 1, 2021
Essential Business in Smyrna Turns to UGA For Assistance During Pandemic Joseph is the owner of The UPS Store located on Cobb Pkwy in Smyrna, Georgia. The UPS Store is a locally owned franchise offering a range of products and services designed specifically to help and support small business owners in the local community.    In 2012 a bank recommended Joseph contact a local UGA […]
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The Therapy Tree in Douglas

  • Posted by Breeanna McBee
  • On October 1, 2021
Sound Business Fundamentals and Pandemic Loan Assistance Help Douglas Business Thrive   Teresa McElroy’s business, The Therapy Tree, is a lifeline for families throughout Southeast Georgia who need occupational, speech and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for their children, many of whom are autistic.    She launched the business with one patient in her family’s trailer in 2008. A dozen years later, her staff of 35 therapists serves nearly 500 children at offices in Douglas, Fitzgerald, Hazlehurst, Baxley, and Vidalia. In […]
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Team Clarmont in Athens

  • Posted by Breeanna McBee
  • On October 1, 2021
UGA helped Team Clermont stay afloat after COVID-19 shut down live music venues and banned large gatherings   Nelson Wells has been promoting musical releases and musicians in Athens and beyond since 1997. When the pandemic hit, it threatened to shut his business down as well.     “People stopped spending money and activities in general just froze,” said Wells, whose company, Team Clermont, includes two full-time and two part-time employees […]
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Leads Near Me in Lawrenceville

  • Posted by Breeanna McBee
  • On October 1, 2021
Strategic and Succession Planning Prepare Visionary Agency Owner to Lead Like a CEO  The secret sauce in Ryan Burton’s digital marketing agency, Leads Near Me, is that he and his team lead with love.     “We have a great team of very special people here working for clients we adore and love,” said Burton. “Our work is based on one principle: we care. We love our clients. Caring and doing the […]
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Innovative Fitness Solutions in Kennesaw

  • Posted by Breeanna McBee
  • On October 1, 2021
GrowSmart® Training Aids Owner’s Strategic Focus   Like relay runners passing a baton, fitness experts Chris and Melissa Conti moved nine times during the first 10 years of their marriage to work in the industry. Within two years of relocating to Atlanta, they found themselves facing another move. The company Chris had joined was going out of business. […]
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Davis Brothers Logistics

  • Posted by Breeanna McBee
  • On October 1, 2021
Pre-Planning Leads Successful Launch-and-Growth Strategy  Deciding where to begin is often challenging for people starting a business. The Davis brothers of coastal Georgia decided to take that first step by putting together a solid, well-researched business plan to launch their ideas and outline their next steps.     Still actively employed, they quickly realized it would be a challenge to respect their commitments to their employers and put […]
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Assistance with the Lending Process Aids Growth of Murray County Manufacturer 

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On July 30, 2021
PolyTech Fibers LLC is a minority- and employee-owned manufacturer of recycled polyester staple fiber. Launched in Chatsworth in 2014, it runs three production lines in three plants and employs more than 100 local residents. Its historical revenue growth is more than 10 percent annually.     Polytech is an economic development success and a beacon of […]
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Photographer pivots business amid pandemic, with help from UGA SBDC

  • Posted by Breeanna McBee
  • On February 19, 2021
In the spring of 2020, photographer Diane Dodd’s business came to a complete halt due to COVID-19. Dodd is the owner and photographer of Diane Dodd Photography, a Savannah-based business focusing mainly on family, elopements and engagement photography.     “When the Coronavirus hit, it completely canceled all of my bookings in the spring, I […]
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