What is the UGA SBDC? That’s a great (and common) question! You may even be wondering, “What does SBDC stand for?” Here are your answers: UGA SBDC stands for University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC). We educate small business owners so that their businesses can grow and prosper.
All of our consultants have extensive private-sector experience and are well-versed in business management techniques. They have expertise in a wide range of business functions and industries, especially entrepreneurship, and are committed to helping grow Georgia’s businesses!
We have 17 offices throughout the state of Georgia with six of those offices hosted at other universities (Kennesaw State University, Valdosta State University, University of West Georgia, Clayton State University, Georgia State University, and Georgia Southern University).
The UGA SBDC began in 1977 as one of eight pilot SBDC programs, and there are now SBDC programs in every state and U.S. territory! Over the years, our network of partners has created a national community that nurtures the spirit and success of entrepreneurs. The footprint of our work can be seen in small towns, big cities, and virtually every industry.
While we do help Georgians start new businesses, most of our clients are already in business. They come to us for help with obtaining expansion capital, finding new suppliers, or marketing their products and services internationally – as a few examples.