Continue your business education with the SBDC!

Looking to enroll in a business training course? Check out some of the descriptions below to find a class that fits your needs best. Already know which class you’re looking for? Click the button below to skip the descriptions and head straight to the full list of upcoming classes.

Please Note: All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.


Whether you’ve been in business for twenty years or two years, SBDC GROWSMART™ can align your vision for your business with the steps to get you there. Create a framework to improve the performance of your business and shape the success of your business for years to come. In full or half day weekly sessions, learn to analyze, plan and manage your business like a seasoned CEO. *Application Acceptance Required


Owning your own business is the American dream. Building it to withstand the test of time requires a unique set of tools. SBDC StartSmart™ provides the resources, support, and motivation to put your dream within reach.

In just 8 three-hour sessions, learn to plan and analyze your vision by creating a thoroughly researched and tested business plan. All sessions are led by experienced SBDC facilitators who help create a unique and powerful learning experience. *Application Acceptance Required


By the last working session you will have identified prospects in your best export marketing, and you will be prepared to communicate and negotiate with them.

You will actually be implementing what you are learning during five working sessions. Dedicated, experienced trade professionals provide you with hands-on consulting support.

You MUST apply to this course and meet the criteria represented on the application.


The SBDC Maximum Series provides small business owners with the tools and resources they need to develop business strategy and improve performance. The series is a community based learning environment with fast-paced sessions that include outside speakers, interactive exercises and group activities.

By design, the SBDC Maximum Series helps to strengthen relationships with resource partners and participants in the hosting community. Attendees have the opportunity to engage in voluntary, private counseling sessions with an SBDC consultant to discuss participants’ specific business issues and challenges.