10 Steps to Starting a Business

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On January 3, 2017
Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions and completing a series of legal activities. These 10 easy steps can help you plan, prepare and manage your business. Click on the links to learn more.
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Fixing the Broken Windows of Your Business

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On September 13, 2016
James Wilson and George Kelling, two brilliant social psychologists, published their “broken windows theory of urban decay” in 1982, in which they proved that small signs of disorder in a community such as a simple broken window in a housing project or retail storefront that goes unfixed could encourage more negative behavior. A broken window […]
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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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Lessons We Can Learn from March Madness

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On April 5, 2016
Growing up, almost every kid dreams of playing for their favorite childhood team and winning a National Championship. However, most kids don’t get to live out those dream… unless your are Ryan Achidiacono, who grew up eating, breathing and sleeping Villanova Wildcat basketball and then led his team last night (Monday, April 4, 2016) to […]
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13 Ways to Make Your Own Luck

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On March 17, 2016
Do you wait for good things to happen to you--or do you go out and make them happen? Here's what you need to do to enjoy more business success.
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Understanding Gross Margin

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On March 2, 2016
Ignoring your financial statement is like ignoring the health of your business. Startups and new business owners often overlook understanding gross margin. This can have a direct impact on your ability to effectively manage a growing business, price your products, and most importantly, make a profit.   Gross Margin Overview The gross margin represents the […]
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Should I Have an App for My Business?

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On December 14, 2015
In this age of handheld interaction with smartphones and tablets, businesses need to engage their customer base as much as possible. What better way than with a mobile app? But before launching into the new world of app development, business owners should answer three major questions.   What do you want the app to do? […]
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