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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Improved Accountability Drives Success For Middle Georgia Retailer

  • Posted by Sara Bertolini
  • On April 6, 2018
Savings and sustainability go hand-in-hand in Brad Bishoff’s Cartridge World. Any business that uses printer toner or ink –from retailers to legal offices and hospitals– can save up to a third of their costs on these items at his three stores. His customers also help the environment by recycling toner and printer cartridges that would […]
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Learning Business Basics Leads To Success For New Winder Medical Practice

  • Posted by Sara Bertolini
  • On March 2, 2018
Dr. Maria Clarissa Visitacion moved from Buffalo, New York, to Winder in 2011, recently graduated from residency training. She joined the local hospital and began sharing her ideas for better patient care with management, but a steady rotation of new CEOs made it difficult for any idea to gain traction. “Dr. Claire,” as her patients call her, listed […]
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Take Advantage of Market Disruptions…Before It’s Too Late!

  • Posted by Laura Katz
  • On February 28, 2018
Market disrupters have a way of affecting your business, whether they are directly or indirectly associated to your industry. Often, when market disrupters arrive, business seem caught by surprise. They either scramble to compete with a “me too” product, or they continue to do business as usual which often has a negative impact on their […]
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Small Business Cyber Security: What is it and why should you care?

  • Posted by Stacy Johnson
  • On July 11, 2017
We all hear about cyber-attacks, but what is cyber security? Cybersecurity encompasses the technologies and standard procedures designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or malicious access. Cyber-attacks are an almost daily occurrence in the news these days. It seems many companies, schools and government entities are under constant attack. However, […]
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Increase Sales Using Consistent Follow-up

  • Posted by Stacy Johnson
  • On June 22, 2017
I find it most perplexing when I am meeting with clients and they say their sales are not going very well. When I ask them what is happening, they say they called once, they left a message and they never heard back from their prospect. Follow up is so very important to building the customer […]
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I-85 Collapse & Risk Management Strategies for Small Business

  • Posted by Stacy Johnson
  • On June 21, 2017
After the I-85 collapse last month I began thinking about how lack of planning is causing a big headache for Atlanta commuters. Many funny cartoons and videos have been making the rounds on social media and it is good for a quick laugh. But long term the implications of not having a risk management plan […]
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Improve your business success by making time for professional development!

  • Posted by Stacy Johnson
  • On June 21, 2017
Often business people get so caught up in the day to day that they do not make the time, nor do they see the value, of taking the time to attend professional development programs that can help them manage and grow their business. Below are four reasons why it’s so important to make time for […]
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