Improved Understanding of Financials Helps Atlanta Aviation Company Soar

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On May 25, 2018
Dan Casey was looking for a location for a new business after selling his Oxnard, California-based helicopter tour company. His brother Sean was closing his 10-year-old residential real estate business in Atlanta after the recession hit the industry hard. They chose to land in metro Atlanta. “When people think of Georgia, they think of peaches […]
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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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ExportGA Expands Woodstock Business’s Global Reach

  • Posted by Sara Bertolini
  • On April 6, 2018
Georgia’s 2016 SBA Exporter of the Year for 2016, Carl Hazenberg, enjoys telling potential customers that his Woodstock Company, Everlast Synthetic Products, has done business on six of the seven continents. When someone asks where they haven’t sold their seawall product, the joke is on. “We haven’t been able to find a client in Antarctica,” […]
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40 Years of Small Business Development Center at UGA

  • Posted by Sara Bertolini
  • On August 28, 2017
Who would have thought that an idea in 1975, promoted by William C. Flewellen, Jr., former Dean of the University of Georgia College of Business Administration, would flourish into a network of almost 1,000 service centers at colleges and universities across the country. With Flewellen’s vision and former UGA President Fred Davidson’s support of what […]
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Is My Product Exportable?

  • Posted by Helen Sutherland
  • On August 12, 2016
In reference to the futility of trying to close a business deal, you may have heard the expression “This is like trying to sell sand to the Middle East.” Well as a matter of fact, the U.S. does sell sand to the Middle East. Almost any product is in demand beyond the borders of the […]
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SBDC Recognized as a “Best Place to Work”

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On June 28, 2016
The UGA SBDC has been recognized by Georgia Trend Magazine as one of the 2016 “Best Places to Work in Georgia.” The SBDC program, part of the university’s Public Service and Outreach arm, has 17 locations across Georgia and provides business training and consulting to small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs. The evaluation process was managed by the Best Companies Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and analyzes organizations based on criteria that includes employee’s views on leadership and planning, corporate culture and communications, role satisfaction, work environment, and overall engagement.
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Veterans and Federal Contracting Business Opportunites

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On June 9, 2016
In FY2014, the federal government awarded $445.6 billion in contracts, with $91.7 billion awarded to small businesses. In the same year, veteran-owned small businesses received $19.0 billion in contracts. Veterans are 9.1 percent of all business owners in the United States. The federal government is committed to seeking veteran owned small-businesses (VOSB) to buy from. There are two main programs in use today. The first is the Small […]
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Can I Export My Products …. and Where?

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On May 5, 2016
American companies make excellent products; they really do. And many of these products are sold all over the world, but some never leave the country. There are several reasons things can or cannot be exported, including their price, overseas demand, technical competitiveness, and sometimes a company’s own willingness or reluctance to undertake the export process.
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Nut Tree Pecan, Inc.

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On January 16, 2015
Francis “Putt” Wetherbee is president of Nut Tree Pecan, Inc., which does wholesale cleaning, weighing, batch separation, production and sales, both domestically and to China. His family has grown pecans for five generations. “Nut Tree has been a vertical provider since 2006, loading bags and preparing shipping documents for other exporters, but not directly to our own customers in China,” says Wetherbee. “When I […]
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