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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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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Financial Projections Expand and Support a Savannah Tradition

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On September 13, 2016
By all accounts, the Gretchen Greene School of Dance is a Savannah tradition. Founded in 1969 by a Savannah native who danced as a Radio City Music Hall Rockette, the school now teaches the children and grandchildren of many an aspiring young ballerina and tap dancer who first graced its studios. So many new young […]
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Using Online Video in a Different Way

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On January 19, 2016
The previous 12 months marked quite the year for online marketing with one of the biggest trends being the use of video marketing. In fact, the company Hubspot called 2015 the year of video marketing. People use their free time to just pull out their phone or tablet and watch a video. According to Groupon […]
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2016 Ag Business Planning Workshop

  • Posted by Liz Overstreet
  • On January 4, 2016
Are you interested in ag-related business?  Do you already own or operate one? UGA’s Ag Business Planning Workshop can provide you with the tools and information to help you get started or improve your existing operation.  This workshop will teach participants business concepts such as: market feasibility financial feasibility crop enterprise budgets understanding the legal […]
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Can You Raise Money through Crowdfunding?

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On October 21, 2015
Although there have been many successes, there is a lot of misunderstanding out there about how crowdfunding may help small businesses. If you are considering crowdfunding, here are some ways to improve your chance of success. See a CPA and attorney Crowdfunding is not free money. The crowd typically gets a “perk” for their contributions. […]
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New Product with Old Roots Plans for Rapid Production Expansion

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On May 22, 2015
Lou Thomann makes delicious teas from yaupon leaves and twigs hand-picked in the wild near his hometown, Savannah. He also uses locally grown honey, muscadine and scuppernong as sweeteners. “Ours is an amazing American story,” he says when asked to describe his new business, ASI Tea, Inc. “We call our yaupon teas the ‘All-American Healthy […]
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SBDC Consulting Helps Savannah Musician/Manufacturer Tap the Green Note

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On May 22, 2015
A journey of fearless, creative self-discovery led renowned New York City jazz musician and music educator Jody Espina into founding JodyJazz, a global manufacturing business. And at a recent TEDxCreativeCoast talk he gave, he said he couldn’t feel happier about the success this journey has brought his way. “When you’re in this positive creative flow, […]
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Do Your Homework Before Signing That Commercial Lease

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On February 12, 2015
Successful small business owners love what they do and are enthusiastic about their businesses. But this enthusiasm can lead to huge mistakes if it is not tempered by a sound decision making process. This is particularly true when the owner has found a new location (or initial location) for the business. Many times the owner […]
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