Harmony Learning in Lithia Springs, Georgia

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On October 2, 2020
Preschool owner keeps business open during pandemic, with help from UGA   Harmony Learning Academy in Lithia Springs was posting an excellent first quarter for 2020. Enrollment for the year-old preschool had grown to 60 children, nine full-time and one part-time employees, and earnings were up.   When the coronavirus forced it to close on […]
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Gwinnett Eye Clinic in Duluth, GA

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On October 2, 2020
Assistance from UGA keeps essential employees on front line   The Gwinnett Eye Clinic in Duluth kept its doors open and continued treating patients with glaucoma, retinal detachments and other eye injuries when the COVID-19 response temporarily closed many others. In fact, the practice set a record for seeing patients through its affiliation with two […]
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Pooler Vet in Bloomingdale, GA

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On October 2, 2020
UGA helps veterinary hospital adapt to COVID-19 restrictions, get back on track for expansion     Dr. Mike Ammermon, a UGA alumnus and doctor of veterinary medicine, opened Pooler Veterinary Hospital in 2013 with two veterinarians and two staff members by his side.         By 2018, the business had grown to four […]
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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.   […]
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