Business Basics Plant Seeds for a Successful U-Pick Flower Startup

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On May 7, 2021
Kedron Nicholson’s father, a florist, arranged flowers into symphonies of sight and scent. Her grandfather, a horticulturist, made simple grafts that would change the floral destiny of a camelia bush. As a young Episcopal seminarian, Kedron regularly filled campus with beautiful, joyful flowers.   So, when she and her husband James had their “what’s next” […]
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Photographer pivots business amid pandemic, with help from UGA SBDC

  • Posted by Breeanna McBee
  • On February 19, 2021
In the spring of 2020, photographer Diane Dodd’s business came to a complete halt due to COVID-19. Dodd is the owner and photographer of Diane Dodd Photography, a Savannah-based business focusing mainly on family, elopements and engagement photography.     “When the Coronavirus hit, it completely canceled all of my bookings in the spring, I […]
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Peter Williams is UGA SBDC “Consultant of the Year” | 2019 Awards

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On November 30, 2020
Peter Williams, business consultant in the UGA SBDC in Macon office, received the SBDC’s “2019 Consultant of the Year Award” during our digital award ceremony this spring, after being nominated by a group of his peers.         The Consultant of the Year Award (COY) is given to a business consultant based on […]
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A focus on business and leadership development in south and middle GA

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On October 1, 2020
University of Georgia’s Public Service and Outreach is dedicating a staff position to south and central Georgia to support business and leadership development efforts in the region.   Jessica Walden, a native of Macon, Georgia, started April 1 in a position shared jointly between the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the […]
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Norcross Manufacturer Shields Heroes and Saves their Small Business

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On September 13, 2020
The Cutting Board Company in Norcross manufactures plastic cutting boards for restaurants and homes. Most of its sales are direct to restaurants and industrial resellers or retailers like Neiman Marcus and Williams Sonoma.   When the coronavirus hit, sales hit the floor.   “Ninety percent of our business went away, almost overnight,” said owner Dave […]
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New Revenue Streams Keeps Tifton Restaurant Afloat

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On September 1, 2020
March 13 would be the last “normal” night of service at The Local at The Lankford, a popular farm-to-table restaurant in Tifton. The coronavirus pandemic had begun impacting people and businesses around Georgia.   “Our last night of dining service was less of a St. Patrick’s Day party than we had hoped for,” said Jennifer […]
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The CMMC Level 1, 17 Practices Identified and Explained

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On August 8, 2020
Welcome to this final entry regarding the 17 Practices within CMMC Level 1 compliance.  This article identifies the 6 Domains, containing 9 Capabilities and requiring 17 Practices to be active and integrated within the company operations in order to comply with 48 CFR 52.204-21 and to reach CMMC Level 1 compliance.  There are no Processes […]
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CMMC V1.02 – SI.1.213 – Perform Periodic Scans of Information Systems

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On August 8, 2020
In our final entry of the Practices found in CMMC Level 1, within the Domain, System and Information Integrity, we cover SI.1.213 – Perform periodic scans of information systems and real-time scans of files from external sources as files are downloaded, opened or executed.  This Practice is found within the Capability, C041, Identify Malicious Content, […]
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