Project Description

Smart Steps to Launch Your New Business

Owning your own business is the American dream. Building it to withstand the test of time requires a unique set of tools. SBDC StartSmart™ provides the resources, support, and motivation to put your dream within reach.

SBDC StartSmart™ provides the tools to:

  • Evaluate your concept and develop plans to move forward.
  • Acquire a working knowledge of business fundamentals.
  • Build an infrastructure for business operations and processes.

SBDC StartSmart™ graduates acquire:

  • An actionable business plan.
  • Access to financial and business resources.
  • A network of entrepreneurial peers and professionals.

In just 8 three-hour sessions, learn to plan and analyze your vision by creating a thoroughly researched and tested business plan. All sessions are led by experienced SBDC facilitators who help create a unique and powerful learning experience. Detailed Course Description.

SBDC StartSmart™ Schedule (Click location for information/application):

January 29 (Augusta)

February 6 (Gainesville)

February 20 (Columbus)

March 19 (Savannah)

March 20 (Macon)

March 27 (Athens)


Additional 2015 programs are planned for Gainesville, Macon, Savannah, Augusta, and Columbus. Please check back for dates. To download a general program brochure, please click here.

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