Friends of the SBDC expand our capacity to reach and unlock the potential of Georgia’s small businesses with their financial support. Our public service mission guides us to come alongside Georgia’s business owners by offering our services either at no-cost to the business owner or a significantly reduced rate. Accordingly, each year hundreds of business leaders find personalized tools and strategies for their business through our consulting and training programs.
These services are made available through the generous funding of our partners including state universities, the SBA, corporate sponsorships and donations from you, our Friends. When you give, and thereby become a “friend of the SBDC” you extend and strengthen our arm to reach more of Georgia’s small businesses.
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With 17 offices across the state, whether business owners are looking to develop a plan or take what they have to the next level, we are here to help move them forward. As you recall, just in the last five years, we have helped to bring in $10.3 billion dollars in sales, assisted in starting 1,626 new businesses, created 12,472 new jobs and raised $673 million dollars in capital for SBDC clients. We charge nothing for our one-on-one consulting and low to no-cost for our training.
Your generous, tax-deductible gift to The SBDC Fund benefits the overall SBDC program which includes helping qualified entrepreneurs attend SBDC Continuing Education programs such as GrowSMART, StartSMART and the Maximum Series of classes which are all intensive, multi-module, facilitated peer-learning courses for business owners seeking to substantially accelerate development and growth. The SBDC Fun helps fulfill the SBDC mission to improve the economic well-being of the state through educational services to small businesses that result in enhanced job growth and wealth creation.
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