StartSmart

UGA SBDC StartSmart

Why Choose StartSmart?

If you can dream it, we can help! Building a business takes the right tools—and a lot of hard work. SBDC StartSmart™ will show you the way.

SBDC StartSmart™ Gets Results:

  • Evaluate & refine your business concept
  • Improve your knowledge of business concepts
  • Research markets and competition
  • Develop a financial forecast to improve chances of success
  • Develop a thorough, practical business plan
  • On-going consulting from SBDC professionals keeps you on track

SBDC StartSmart™ was developed by The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center. The program is facilitated by specially trained SBDC Consultants and utilizes an award winning textbook by renowned author Rhonda Abrams. To see a Program Overview and Topics Covered in the program, click the links.

Program Overview

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.

SBDC StartSmart™ provides the tools to:

  • Evaluate your concept and develop plans to move forward.
  • Improve knowledge of business fundamentals.
  • Build an infrastructure for business operations and processes.

SBDC StartSmart™ graduates acquire:

  • An actionable business plan.
  • Access to financial and business resources.
  • A network of entrepreneurial peers and professionals.

In this multi-session program, 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.

Dates and Locations

Athens  (UGA SBDC in Athens)
Wednesday January 23 2019 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Wednesday January 30 2019 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Wednesday February 06 2019 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Wednesday February 13 2019 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Wednesday February 20 2019 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Athens  (UGA SBDC in Athens)
Wednesday January 23 2019 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Wednesday January 30 2019 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Wednesday February 06 2019 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Wednesday February 13 2019 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Wednesday February 20 2019 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Program Cost: $495.00
$395 Special Price through November 2018. promo code given once approved.

Program is actually 2 half days & 3 full days. The first and last days of class (Jan 23 & Feb 20) are half days: 9am-12pm; the other 3 days (Jan 30, Feb 6 & 13) are full days: 9am-4pm.

After your application is submitted and if you are accepted into the course you will receive a link to register and a promo code to be used at checkout.


Email us for more details or call 7065427436.

Module Overview

Eight modules cover critical issues for new businesses:

  1. Foundations for a Successful Business
  2. Marketing Analysis & Research
  3. Capturing the Market
  4. Efficient Operations
  5. Financial Foundations
  6. Financial Plan
  7. Bringing It All Together
  8. Implementing and Presenting the Plan

SBDC StartSmart™ programs include 24 hours of instruction delivered over a period of several weeks.  Schedules may be one three hour module per week, two modules per week (full day session including lunch) or a combination of full and half days.  Check your preferred location for details.

On Your Mark, Get Set. . . Grow!

Designed specifically for new business owners and serious entrepreneurs ready to start a business, SBDC StartSmart provides the resources and support to put your dreams within reach. StartSmart will help you build a business for today’s challenging times!  To get the ball rolling, please complete an application or contact your local SBDC office.

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