SBDC StartSMART | March 7, 2017

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On September 26, 2016
Owning your own business is the American dream. Building it to withstand the test of time requires a unique set of tools. SBDC StartSmart™ provides the resources, support, and motivation to put your dream within reach.
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MAY 17: Writing a Business Plan

  • Posted by Marjory Wooten
  • On April 15, 2016
The business plan will be one of the most important documents in the life of your business. A "road map" is essential for obtaining financing. Learn how to write your business plan in our three hour class. If your business is 0 to 3 years old, or you are seeking financing, this class will help you write and plan your business, charting the start-up and the development. Topics include a marketing strategy, financial projections, capital equipment list and obtaining financing. In partnership with the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce in Dawsonville, GA.
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Economic Impact of The UGA SBDC

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On December 21, 2015
The annual economic impact study of the University of Georgia SBDC, published in August of 2015, provides solid evidence that entrepreneurs utilizing SBDC assistance experience employment growth significantly greater than the state average. All clients who received five or more hours of consulting in 2013 received a questionnaire that inquired as to the benefit of […]
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Customer Service is Easy Money

  • Posted by Robert Miller
  • On February 9, 2015
It’s gone! It has disappeared! It doesn’t exist anymore! “It” is customer service, or just plain service. Calling it nonexistent is a little bit of stretch, because there are still some companies that do practice this art, but there are a lot fewer than there used to be. That’s sad for two reasons: Lack of […]
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Manufacturer Shows ‘Made in America’ Benefits Bottom Line

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On January 20, 2015
Small Business Development Center comes through big. John Anker has a question for U.S. retailers: What if you could outsource to an American company at the same cost as an overseas provider? Anker, owner of Columbus-based manufacturer and distributor Ankerpak, says he frequently poses this question to buyers. Anker sees it as his mission to […]
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