Business Consultant (Augusta)

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On August 15, 2017
The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Augusta seeks an experienced management professional (Business Consultant) with strong skills in financial analysis, business budgeting, small business lending practices, and problem solving to serve the Augusta area as a business consultant.
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Making Something Out of Nothing – Money is No Excuse

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On December 21, 2015
Assisting entrepreneurs to estimate their funding needs, whether launching a new business or expanding an existing one, is a service we provide at the UGA SBDC. Identifying sources of capital and gaining access is another area of support. That said, tracking how businesses are funded is an important and interesting part of our job. Over […]
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Business Planning Leads to Smooth Operations for Augusta Coffee Roaster

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On December 11, 2015
Newspaper veterans John and Pat Curry love a good cup of coffee. So when they ran across a book on home coffee roasting several years ago, they purchased it and a small home roaster. Soon, John was spending Saturday afternoons roasting on their front porch in Athens. In 2009, John and Pat were laid off […]
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The Financials – Friend or Foe?

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On October 4, 2015
Daily at the SBDC (Small Business Development Center) we have the privilege of working with entrepreneurs from a broad range of industries.  Although the industries may vary, many of the challenges entrepreneurs face are common, no matter what the industry.   One such challenge we often see relates to numbers and financial statements.  When it comes […]
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Defining Customer Service

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On February 9, 2015
When I work with s mall business owners on marketing issues, they invariably state that they provide “excellent customer service” as one of their unique selling points. The benefits of superior service are clear: loyal customers, more sales, and increased market share are among t he many gains for businesses with a positive service culture. […]
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