A UGA-Assisted Doggy Day Care and Dog Treat Bakery in Savannah is Thriving

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On January 23, 2019
When Tonya and Nick Rintye decided to open a day care and boarding facility for dogs, they went to the UGA Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC) in Savannah for assistance. They learned right away that they needed more than an idea to start a business. “I didn’t have any money to put down on a […]
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New Entrepreneurs Need More Than a Plan to Build a Successful Business

  • Posted by Stacy Johnson
  • On December 21, 2018
A business plan is just the first step to realizing a successful business. Successful entrepreneurs also need local resources, practical business knowledge (or access to it), and a network of colleagues to rely on. Our StartSMART class is more than just a business planning class, it delivers everything a new entrepreneur needs to build a […]
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Top 5 Considerations Before Starting a Business

  • Posted by Cheryl Greenerl
  • On November 2, 2018
Deciding whether or not to start a new business can be one of the most difficult decisions a person faces in life. Every month over 540,000 new businesses are started in the U.S. according to the 2017 Kauffman Index.  Georgia is consistently one of the highest-ranking entrepreneurial states and remains among the top for new […]
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10 Steps to Starting a Business

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On January 3, 2017
Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions and completing a series of legal activities. These 10 easy steps can help you plan, prepare and manage your business. Click on the links to learn more.
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Avoid These Three Common Cash Mistakes in Start-Ups

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On September 13, 2016
Everyone can appreciate the value of cash. But, a new business start-up is usually the most sensitive when it comes to the power of cash. Here are three common mistakes that can lead to major stress for a new business venture.   ONE: Overspending in the Beginning Entrepreneurs often think their business ideas deserve the highest quality expenses […]
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Making Something Out of Nothing – Money is No Excuse

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On December 21, 2015
Assisting entrepreneurs to estimate their funding needs, whether launching a new business or expanding an existing one, is a service we provide at the UGA SBDC. Identifying sources of capital and gaining access is another area of support. That said, tracking how businesses are funded is an important and interesting part of our job. Over […]
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Do Startup Names Matter?

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On July 20, 2015
Startup names may be a dime a dozen, but most founders still agonize over what to call their dream. Are they right to invest so much energy and time — or would any random string of letters be fine? If anyone knows the answer, it’s Jonathan Nelson, who created the well-known startup incubator Hackers/Founders (aka […]
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