StillFire and UGA SBDC Ignite Brewing Success

Putting UGA SBDC Resources to Use Law school opens the door to many possibilities. While sitting in his law school classes at the University of Georgia, Aaron Bisges, general manager at StillFire Brewing, never dreamed one of those possibilities would be opening a brewery after graduation. He worked at bars and restaurants throughout law school […]

UGA SBDC Assists Fren in Transforming Medical Spaces

As many small business owners know, the early stages of business development can be rigorous. Stephen Nottingham, co-founder of Fren, knew he needed support to guide him along the way as he built his design business. He was referred to the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC). Fren is a multidisciplinary design […]

2019 – Business Plan Essentials – September

September 26, 2019 – Growing a business?  Starting a business?  What is your plan?  So many questions with answers available for you at the next Business Plan Essentials class.  Join us for an afternoon session in September and move forward strategically with your business.  Hands-on work toward your business plan and financial projections.  Succession planning […]

A Lifetime Learner Thrives with UGA SBDC

James Guzman was no stranger to entrepreneurship when he began working with the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC). Decades before starting his own business, Guzman already had the drive to own his own business, cleaning cars and selling candy in his Miami neighborhood. When his parents passed away, he had to […]

Tasting Success

A family-owned farm in metro Atlanta finds new life as a vineyard   Tucked behind a residential neighborhood near Cobb Parkway in Acworth, this 500-acre farm is an anomaly in an area where builders scoop up available land.     “My grandmother Betty Gilbert bought it back in 1963,” said Emilee Gilbert. “Her father told […]

CMMC V1.02 – PE.1.134 – Control and Manage Physical Access Devices

The final Practice within the Physical Security (PE) Domain and Capability, Limit Physical Access, is PE.1.134, Control and manage physical access devices.  This Practice focuses on who can access the physical equipment used to track physical access to a facility (e.g., locks, badging, key cards, etc.) and who is responsible for monitoring and managing access […]

UGA SBDC Helps Bakery Survive and Thrive Despite Pandemic

BREADWORKS INTERNATIONAL The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC) is there for businesses when they are ready to grow, but it also can provide help when businesses face unexpected challenges. That’s where the story began for <a href=””>BreadWorks International</a>. Established in 2007, the company, like many businesses in the food industry, faced […]

Davis Brothers Logistics

Pre-Planning Leads Successful Launch-and-Growth Strategy  Deciding where to begin is often challenging for people starting a business. The Davis brothers of coastal Georgia decided to take that first step by putting together a solid, well-researched business plan to launch their ideas and outline their next steps.     Still actively employed, they quickly realized it would be a challenge to respect their commitments to their employers and put […]