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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Manage Your Business Taxes – Don’t Let Them Manage You

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On March 31, 2016
As an SBDC Business Consultant, I have the opportunity to work with a lot of business owners, and one of the things I have figured out is that NONE of them got into their businesses so that they could pay taxes. The restaurant owner wants to serve really great food. The car dealer is a car guy. But taxes are a fact of business life. So, it is a good idea to have a game plan to handle them in an efficient way so that you can focus on the real reason you got into business in the first place. Here are a few suggestions:
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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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2016 Accounting 101

  • Posted by Jane Smith
  • On January 28, 2016
When running a business, we sometimes don’t even want to think about accounting, but you really should.  Accounting for a small business doesn’t have to be hard, and you shouldn’t need to guess when it comes to where your money is going.  This Accounting class will look at the basics for understanding accounting, the financial […]
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2016 OmniChannel Marketing Carrollton

  • Posted by Jane Smith
  • On January 28, 2016
“An omnichannel approach puts the customer, not corporate silos, at the center of the strategy.  It acknowledges that mobile and social have enabled customers to not only quickly switch between channels but actually use channels simultaneously.”  – Stacy Swartz, Rutgers Business School This new approach to marketing focuses on total customer emersion and experience.  It […]
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