What’s Cooking

  • Posted by Berea Antaki
  • On June 16, 2022
Federal restaurant revitalization fund brings new life to Americus institution     Tracia Tullis and her mom Gladys opened Gladys’ Kitchen in Americus 27 years ago. The country cooking restaurant, known for its crispy fried chicken, signature dessert and the delicious caramelly Butter Roll, is an important community asset, a popular gathering place on weekdays, […]
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Lawn care company exceeds yearly projections with help from SBDC

  • Posted by Berea Antaki
  • On June 6, 2022
  Kyle Flanagan’s roots are in lawn care – the Florida native started mowing lawns in his parents’ neighborhood when he was just 11. He moved to Athens in 2002 to attend the University of Georgia and worked for a regional chem-lawn company to pay for tuition.   As he built connections in the community […]
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Tasting Success

  • Posted by Berea Antaki
  • On May 27, 2022
A family-owned farm in metro Atlanta finds new life as a vineyard   Tucked behind a residential neighborhood near Cobb Parkway in Acworth, this 500-acre farm is an anomaly in an area where builders scoop up available land.     “My grandmother Betty Gilbert bought it back in 1963,” said Emilee Gilbert. “Her father told […]
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SBDC opens client’s eyes to opportunities for Sugarcoat Beauty success

  • Posted by Berea Antaki
  • On May 4, 2022
  Peiru Kim came to the United States from Taiwan when she was just 13. After witnessing how hard her parents worked, she committed to also working hard to pay them back for their sacrifices and to make them proud.   Kim took a traditional career route, graduating from Georgia Tech and working as an […]
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UGA SBDC Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Posted by Berea Antaki
  • On May 2, 2022
  Ryan Loew is a Covington-based entrepreneur whose equipment maintenance company has expanded from 20 employees in 2016 to more than 150 industry professionals today.   As president of Process Equipment and Controls, he works with clients in the U.S. and abroad, including Fortune 500 companies that have outsourced their equipment and maintenance needs to […]
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Side hustle becomes big business for UGA SBDC client

  • Posted by Berea Antaki
  • On April 20, 2022
  In 1999, Jason Jones started renting out sound equipment for local concerts and theater productions as a side hustle to support his aspirations as a musician. Over 20 years later, the side job has become a multimillion-dollar business, S&L Integrated.   S&L Integrated now operates on a national scale, with a multi-state staff of […]
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Independent Pharmacy Starts Strong with Planning and Lending Guidance

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On January 13, 2022
Pharmacists Briana Aycock and Sarah Swinson, both University of Georgia College of Pharmacy graduates, worked six years together to create a hometown pharmacy feel at the Walmart Pharmacy in Baxley. Eventually, they knew they would have to go independent to fully achieve this dream for their patients.   They began planning in April 2020. While […]
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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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