The Office of Minority Business Development (OMBD) is a special initiative of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center. This Division was created to provide special attention to the needs of minority entrepreneurs by identifying procurement opportunities, locating sources of capital, and supporting outreach efforts of minority business people around the state.
1180 E. Broad Street – Chicopee Complex
Phone: (706) 542-6791
Fax: (706) 542-6803
The UGA SBDC provides free consulting services including assistance with business plan development, market analysis and marketing strategies, financial analysis, compliance and legal issues, and preparation of loan submissions for individuals who want to start their own businesses or expand an existing one. CLICK HERE to find the SBDC center closest to you for counseling services.
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Consultants & Staff
Lloyd AtkinsOffice Director
Bio coming soon!
Carolina Ramon joined the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Office of Minority Business Development (OMBD) October 1, 2015. Before joining
Suzette Lay-HeardProgram Specialist
In February 1989, Mrs. Lay-Heard joined the UGA-SBDC/OMBD as an Administrative Associate. In this position, she coordinated the black youth entrepreneurship program hel
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