UGA Outreach Program Helps Farmers Build a Better Business

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On December 6, 2017
Dennis Hollingsworth was fresh out of college the first time he tried running a farm.  It was the early 1980s in south Georgia, and he stuck with it for four years in some of the roughest economic conditions since the Great Depression. Then he left for an IT job. “I went to Atlanta and I […]
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2017 SBDC GrowSmart in Savannah

  • Posted by Liz Overstreet
  • On October 7, 2017
Manage Better, Grow Faster! Whether in business for two years or twenty years, many small business owners are so busy working IN the business, they neglect working ON it. If your business is ready for growth, SBDC GrowSmart gives you the tools and strategies to reach your goals. GrowSmart was developed by the UGA SBDC […]
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Guidance Through Loan Process Helps Metro Atlanta Restaurateur Triple His Locations

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On October 4, 2017
Diego Velasquez had worked in Georgia’s restaurant industry more than 14 years – moving up to district manager for a major chain – when he opened his first Tacos and Tequilas Mexican Grill in Buckhead with his savings and the support of family and friends in 2010. Diego Velasquez had worked in Georgia’s restaurant industry more […]
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Full Knowledge of Funding Options Helps Launch New Macon Brewpub

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On June 15, 2017
“I found out that Josh and the SBDC were resources small businesses could use, for free. I thought, ‘Wow, here’s a guy who’s like an extension of my staff. Why wouldn’t I go to him?’ We got to talking, and he told me about the financing, market analysis and other help he could provide."
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Careful Planning Gives Award-Winning Savannah Dessert Bar Owners Room to Expand

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On May 15, 2017
From their beginning, Janine Finn and Rebecca Radovich had the right ingredients for a successful dessert enterprise, mixing Finn’s solid business experience with Radovich’s creative food and catering expertise. Starting small with an online cake business in 2006, the business partners quickly decided to sell their confections out of a storefront in downtown Savannah. “We […]
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How This Founder Uses His Competitiveness to Succeed in Business

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On September 8, 2016
Matt Ehrlichman, CEO and co-founder of Porch, a home-services platform connecting homeowners to home improvement resources, is clearly a competitive man. When he was in elementary school he wanted to be a professional athlete, a pro-basketball player, and the competitive attitude that often comes from sports has certainly transferred into business with him. He likes to […]
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