Premier Development Program


The Minority Business Enterprise Premier Development Program (PDP) is a six-month program for minority and women business owners. The program includes various high powered training sessions which will arm business owners with dynamic skills and increase opportunities for success.  Enrollment is limited.

Key Elements:

  • Create a customized business plan for your company
  • Monitor progress against your business plan
  • Participate in high powered training sessions
  • Instruction under the direction of the UGA SBDC Office of Minority Business Development (OMBD)
  • All applications will be reviewed and approved by the PDP Staff

COST: $250.00 (A $999 value, but reduced to $250 thanks to our sponsor, Georgia Power!)
HOURS: 40 (most classes are from 8:30AM until 12:00PM with an exception of two, which will run from 8:30AM until 4PM.)

For more information, please call: (706) 542-6791, or, email




The Program will start on Friday, June 3rd and end on Friday, December 2nd. Classes will be held at Georgia Power located at 241 Ralph McGill Blvd, NE, Atlanta, GA.

  1. The Business Planning Process: The Beauty of the One Page Business Plan
  2. The Financial Aspects of Growing Your Business
  3. Perfecting the Thirty Second Elevator Speech: Presentation Skills for the Entrepreneur
  4. Understanding Your Market: Who are my Customers? (Learn the Nature & Value of Marketing Research with the Internet & Other Tools)
  5. Doing Business with Large Corporations: Understanding Corporate Culture and the Supply Chain System
  6. The Myths and Realities of Doing Business with the Federal Government and Prime Government Contractors: Are We Prepared?
  7. It’s the Sum of the Parts: The Basics of Teaming Agreements, Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  8. Selling In a Global Market Place: A Primer on Exporting Your Products


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