DIESELGRID in Forest Park, GA

  • Posted by Breeanna McBee
  • On October 21, 2020
Deep Market Knowledge and Operational Flexibility Lead Freight Carrier Through the Pandemic   Justin Hughes left trucking and moved into real estate in 2007, just before the Great Recession. Two years later, back into trucking, he founded the freight carrier DIESELGRID in Forest Park, and grew.   He contacted the University of Georgia Small Business […]
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Remembering Former UGA Business Dean and National Legacy

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On March 26, 2019
Former University of Georgia business dean, William C. Flewellen, Jr., 100 years-of-age, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019. He leaves behind a national legacy for business education and small business assistance as he was the driving force behind the creation of the national Small Business Develop Center (SBDC) program. Flewellen, who was named dean of […]
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Top 5 Considerations Before Starting a Business

  • Posted by Cheryl Greenerl
  • On November 2, 2018
Deciding whether or not to start a new business can be one of the most difficult decisions a person faces in life. Every month over 540,000 new businesses are started in the U.S. according to the 2017 Kauffman Index.  Georgia is consistently one of the highest-ranking entrepreneurial states and remains among the top for new […]
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Funding Debt with Debt

  • Posted by Cheryl Greenerl
  • On September 6, 2018
There’s one issue that comes up from time to time when I’m talking with small business owners: funding debt with debt.  They find themselves in a situation where they are either growing too fast or having a slow spell, and they max out credit cards or lines of credit and need money in a hurry.  […]
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2018 Innovation of the Year Award

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On June 7, 2018
At the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, we offer a number of business training programs throughout the year. In 2017, we offered 229 programs throughout the state of Georgia, to be exact. And although we’ve delivered many standout programs, each year at our Annual Awards Banquet, the UGA SBDC names a limited number […]
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2018 Flewellen Award Winners

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On May 9, 2018
Throughout the year, there are many consultants that go above and beyond “the call of duty,” to ensure that their clients are taken care of and succeed. Each year at our Annual Awards Banquet, the UGA SBDC names deserving consultants, “Flewellen Award Winners.” This recognition is named for Dr. William Flewellen, who is considered to […]
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GrowSmart® Brings The Business Long View To An Atlanta Production Company

  • Posted by Sara Bertolini
  • On March 2, 2018
Wendy Eley Jackson possesses the creative credentials eagerly sought by film and television production companies. She developed her artistry while working at TriStar, Sony and TBS. After a while in the industry, though, 60-hour weeks and a desire for a balanced lifestyle led her to form her own company, Golden Street Entertainment, in 1999. She had […]
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Why Small is Great

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On February 28, 2018
Entrepreneurial ventures provide hundreds of thousands of jobs in Georgia for both business owners and employees. Small businesses not only supply principal income for families, but they also meet unique needs for part-time employment, temporary employment, supplementary income, or, particularly for many young people, that first job opportunity. The innovation and creativity that entrepreneurs deliver […]
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