2018 Innovation of the Year Award

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On June 7, 2018
At the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, we offer a number of business training programs throughout the year. In 2017, we offered 229 programs throughout the state of Georgia, to be exact. And although we’ve delivered many standout programs, each year at our Annual Awards Banquet, the UGA SBDC names a limited number […]
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GrowSmart® Brings The Business Long View To An Atlanta Production Company

  • Posted by Sara Bertolini
  • On March 2, 2018
Wendy Eley Jackson possesses the creative credentials eagerly sought by film and television production companies. She developed her artistry while working at TriStar, Sony and TBS. After a while in the industry, though, 60-hour weeks and a desire for a balanced lifestyle led her to form her own company, Golden Street Entertainment, in 1999. She had […]
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The Dangers of Micromanagement

  • Posted by Cheryl Greenerl
  • On May 31, 2017
Micro-management can be the death of teams, initiatives, organizations and long-awaited impact.  It is defined as a management style that closely observes or controls the work of subordinates or employees.  In fact, the exertion of excessive control is one of the hallmarks of positional leadership- the lowest level of leadership. Here are four unwanted outcomes […]
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WHAT’S YOUR STRATEGY?

  • Posted by Cheryl Greenerl
  • On February 9, 2017
by Alisa Kirk Many businesses conduct strategic planning by the calendar year.  The new/revised plan is implemented in January, and individual assignments and deadlines are handed out.  Small businesses should always have a plan, but often the owners are too busy to create one, or don’t see the need for one.  When I hear a […]
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The Entrepreneur with 1000 Faces: A Formula for Success

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On August 15, 2016
The entrepreneurial process can be mapped according to the same story formula that Hollywood uses in our favorite epic films.  The formula comes from a model called the Hero’s Journey, which was developed by writer, professor, and mythologist Joseph Campbell.  In his book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, he analyzed thousands of stories, myths, […]
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Three Types of Small Businesses

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On May 5, 2016
You have a small business but you’re not making a profit and haven’t in some time. You may have an employee or two, and you pay them before you pay yourself. You either aren’t paying yourself or are paying less than you could make working for someone else. You may be adding your own money to the business to keep it afloat. […]
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The Most Important Cost You Never Consider

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On November 12, 2015
John is a web designer.  He owns a small web design company and carefully considers the cost of labor, especially outsourced jobs, when he bids on a new website project.  Sometimes, to save money, he’ll do most (if not all) of the work himself, especially on smaller jobs.  He makes a profit most of the […]
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