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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Assistance from the SBDC Helps Students Master Business Basics

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On May 18, 2018
As most people know (or at least we hope), the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a statewide provider of management consulting and business education for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. As a part of a nationwide network of SBDC programs, the UGA SBDC has offices in 17 locations across the […]
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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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Entrepreneurship: 5 Critical Success Factors

  • Posted by Stacy Johnson
  • On June 19, 2017
Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. Do you have what it takes to own your own business? Below are 5 critical success factors every entrepreneur should have to successfully run their own business.   Sacrifice – Are you willing to sacrifice short term to benefit in the long term? Don’t be fooled into […]
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Three Reasons Why You Should Buy Your First Business

  • Posted by Clare Ursillo
  • On March 10, 2017
When most “first time entrepreneurs” think about having their own business – they quickly default to the position that they have to start a new business from scratch. They feel that they must create a completely new entity, of their own design, in order to satisfy their dream of business ownership. However, the truth is […]
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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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