Creative Approach Restores Bank’s Interest in Hephzibah Automotive Shop

  • Posted by Sara Bertolini
  • On July 30, 2018
Muscle cars are Doug Springer’s passion. A registered nurse who sells medical devices from Augusta, he admits he has owned almost every make and model of hot rod made in the last 30 years. Those vintage beauties are often in need of restoration, but that only drives his passion further. “I grew up in Oklahoma, […]
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Lending and Marketing Assistance Help Put Augusta Meat Market on the Map

  • Posted by Sara Bertolini
  • On April 6, 2018
Meat markets and butcher shops nationwide are losing more and more customers to competition from traditional grocery stores, super centers and nontraditional food retailers like Target. But don’t tell Wayne Lanier’s customers in Augusta. They wouldn’t believe it. In fact, they know if you don’t get to Lanier’s Meat Market early enough, you’ll have to […]
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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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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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