Columbus Office

About Us

Address:
3100 Gentian Blvd., Suite 119
Columbus, GA 31907

Contact:
Phone: (706) 569-2651
Fax: (706) 569-2657
Email: columbus@georgiasbdc.org

 

 

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Featured Program

GDOT- State Supported Funding Program- District 4
17 Jun 11:16 am

Learn how to qualify with GDOT to become a Routine Maintenance Contractor. This session is facilitated...

Consultants & Staff

Todd Carlisle

Todd Carlisle

Area Director

Contact

Phone: (706) 569-2651

Thomas Credle

Business Consultant

Deborah Free

Deborah Free

Administrative Assistant

Contact

Phone: (706) 569-2651

Email: dfree@georgiasbdc.org

Michelle Griffin

Consultant

Contact

Phone: (706) 569-2651

Resources

  • Small Business Administration (SBA)
    Website: www.sba.gov
    Phone: 404-331-0100

Chattahoochee

  • Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce
    Website: www.columbusgachamber.com
    Phone: 706-327-1566
  • Chamber of Commerce Chattahoochee County
    Phone: 706-989-3700
  • River Valley Regional Commission – Chattahoochee Co. Economic Development
    Website: www.rivervalleyrc.org
    Phone: 706-256-2910
  • UGA Extension – Chattahoochee County
    Phone: 706-653-4200
  • Georgia USDA Rural Development State Office
    Business and Cooperatives Programs Division: 706-546-2154
    Dawson Sub-Area Office for Chattahoocee Co.: 229-995-5811
    http://www.rd.usda.gov/contact-us/state-offices/ga

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Our Blog

2018 Flewellen Award Winners

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On May 9, 2018
Throughout the year, there are many consultants that go above and beyond “the call of duty,” to ensure that their clients are taken care of and succeed. Each year at […]
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Why Small is Great

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On February 28, 2018
Entrepreneurial ventures provide hundreds of thousands of jobs in Georgia for both business owners and employees. Small businesses not only supply principal income for families, but they also meet unique […]
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5 Steps to Strengthening Your Cyber Presence

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On February 19, 2018
“If you are not concerned about cybersecurity, you don’t know enough about the topic yet.” – Raef Meeuwisse Strengthening your online, cybersecurity presence is a balancing act along a continuum: On […]
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Facebook Zero is Coming!

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On January 26, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg’s goal with Facebook has always been to bring people together. Over the years though, Facebook has accidentally shifted away from being consumer focused and has taken on the […]
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“If I Only had Known…”

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On June 20, 2017
As one looks to enter the world of entrepreneurship or expand their current business, the question is the same….What are some common mistakes or things we can avoid. Here are […]
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Path-Tec CEO Named 2017 Georgia’s Small Business Person of the Year Winner

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On March 23, 2017
“These small business owners define entrepreneurial spirit and best represent the 28 million small businesses that are the backbone and economic engine for today’s economy. I look forward to welcoming the winners to Washington next month when they are officially honored for their achievements.”
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National Entrepreneurship Week 2017

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On February 20, 2017
Each year, over six million new businesses launch and millions more grow. Join us in celebrating entrepreneurs as a community supporter.
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CyberStrength 2017 Conference

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On January 30, 2017
According to Timothy Francis, a leader in the cyber insurance field, 62 percent of cyber-breach victims are small and medium-sized businesses. How to Protect Your Small Business as Cybersecurity Threats […]
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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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The Answers are Different This Week…

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On January 3, 2017
Dwight D. Eisenhower said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” For many of us, allocating time to plan becomes a […]
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13 Seconds…

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On November 29, 2016
By Mark Lupo, CBCP Back in the late fall of 2014, our UGA SBDC team conducted a tour of our service area of 11 counties in southwest Georgia.  Traveling through […]
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A Time to Prepare…

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On November 22, 2016
As we enter this holiday season, preparing your family, your business, for the unexpected might not exactly be top of mind.  This time of year traditionally brings with it thoughts of […]
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The Importance of Becoming…

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On November 15, 2016
By Mark Lupo, CBCP The scene unfolds in a large conference room set in the 1990’s.  The Internet is brand new and an emerging wild frontier.  Executives surround the impressive […]
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Be Hard. Be Strong. Be Ready.

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On November 11, 2016
By Mark Lupo, CBCP Remembering those who have served this Veteran’s Day… “Let us always remember the sacrifices others have made that we may remain free.”  – M. Lupo The story […]
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Building CyberStrength into your Business

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On November 4, 2016
We believe that the cyber threat to small business is real and continuing to grow. Everyday each of us hear of the multiple incidents of cyber attacks hitting businesses around […]
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