Small Businesses Fail for Consistent Reasons

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On July 24, 2018
The statistics on small business failure vary widely depending on the report and the source. Some say nine out of 10 while others put the first year failure rate as low as 20 percent. As a small business owner, you may not care what the actual number is as long as you are not one […]
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From Model to Medical Practice

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On February 23, 2018
Solid financial planning turns unique vision into thriving middle Georgia practice. After several years of working in other practices, Dr. Jeff Langford, a specialist in allergy and immunology, wanted to drive quality control himself. He also knew much of Middle Georgia’s population lacked easy access to his specialty. So he developed a new practices model […]
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An Elf’s Success

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On December 21, 2017
The UGA SBDC helped catapult “The Elf on the Shelf” to stardom. Here’s how:   Since helping Carol Aebersold and her twins, Christa Pitts and Chanda Bell launch the best-selling holiday book in 2004, the UGA Small Business Development Center has continued to provide support and guidance to the Kennesaw-based company. “The Elf on the […]
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Making the Dream a Reality

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On November 3, 2017
If you’re a college football fan, you can’t deny the success of Coach Kirby Smart in just year two of his tenure at Georgia. Not many people would think to look to Kirby for inspiration, but football coaches and small business owners have a lot in common. Both professions require leadership, dedication, commitment and a […]
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Strategy In Action: What’s Your Plan?

  • Posted by Sara Bertolini
  • On August 25, 2017
If you had your own sports team, would it be okay with you if the players only showed up on game day?  Do you go on vacation by jumping in the car and setting off randomly? These questions are slightly ridiculous, but many business owners do the equivalent with their business planning. Some may have […]
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Continual Learning Leads to Continual Growth for Columbus Sign Business

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On August 21, 2017
Richie Grantham first came to the UGA SBDC in Columbus in 2008. He had purchased Sunshine Banners and Signs and was seeking guidance on how to best structure this business and prepare it for growth. The SBDC’s GrowSmart program was accepting applications, so Grantham applied and was accepted. After attending the five-week program, Grantham learned […]
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I-85 Collapse & Risk Management Strategies for Small Business

  • Posted by Stacy Johnson
  • On June 21, 2017
After the I-85 collapse last month I began thinking about how lack of planning is causing a big headache for Atlanta commuters. Many funny cartoons and videos have been making the rounds on social media and it is good for a quick laugh. But long term the implications of not having a risk management plan […]
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