“I want to get a small business loan to start a business”

  • Posted by Kinsey Terry
  • On January 5, 2017
I have been a consultant with the UGA Small Business Development Center for almost 5 years, and I can’t tell you how many times I have heard this statement, or some variation of it. Unfortunately, a lot of these people do not have a good understanding of how to set up a business financially so […]
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A Time to Prepare…

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On November 22, 2016
By Mark R. Lupo, CBCP As we enter this holiday season, preparing your family, your business, for the unexpected might not exactly be top of mind.  This time of year traditionally brings with it thoughts of the holidays, festive gatherings with family and friends, celebrations, and gift buying.  The holiday season doesn’t normally stimulate one to […]
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Are you a Grasshopper or an Ant?

  • Posted by Stacy Johnson
  • On July 12, 2016
A favorite of mine is the story of The Grasshopper and The Ant. If you do not recall, the premise of the fable is that the Grasshopper is enjoying the summer day, hopping, chirping and singing away when the Ant passes by, working away, storing food. The Grasshopper asks the Ant why it is working so hard when everything is so easy, foods plentiful, and states that the Ant should be enjoying the sunshine. The Ant replies that he is planning for the winter, by continuing to work when everything was going well. Of course, winter comes and the Ant is well prepared while the Grasshopper is out in the cold, starving. The moral of the story is:
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Don’t Overlook These Issues When Buying a Small Business

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On May 3, 2016
The “boom” in the number of Americans reaching retirement age is driving an increase in the number of small businesses being sold by owners wishing to retire. As a result of this trend, I and my fellow consultants at the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) work frequently with clients wanting our help in the acquisition of one of those small businesses. I […]
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Lessons From a Small Business Owner

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On December 15, 2015
There is certainly no shortage of business advice out there, and I read just about everything I come across. But sometimes it leaves me scratching my head and wondering who exactly is the person giving the advice and have they ever actually owned a small business. So as my holiday gift to you, I am […]
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The Answers Are Different This Week

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On November 18, 2015
“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” -Dwight D. Eisenhower For many of us, allocating time to plan becomes a significant challenge of priorities. Do we work on the urgent or the important today? Frequently, this becomes the question of the day. In most cases, if […]
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