Training

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We also have online training resources available for your convenience. We know that sometimes our class dates and times may not align with everyone’s schedule. To view our online training resources, CLICK HERE.

Please note: All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

Center
Topic
Price
August
#Cyberstrength 2018
August 22
08:30 AM to 12:30 PM
August 22
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#Cyberstrength 2018
August 22
08:30 AM to 12:30 PM


Email us for more details or call 6788395082.
August 22
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
August 22
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August 22
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM


Email us for more details or call 4787573609.
August 22
09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
August 22
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August 22
09:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Email us for more details or call 2294201144.
Writing A Business Plan
August 23
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
August 23
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Writing A Business Plan
August 23
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM


Email us for more details or call 6788395082.
Lawrenceville  (UGA Gwinnett Campus)
August 23
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
August 23
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Lawrenceville  (UGA Gwinnett Campus)
August 23
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM


Email us for more details or call 6789856820.
August 28
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August 28
11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Ready, Aim, Fire! is a program is designed to help business owners better focus their marketing efforts and expenditures by accurately identifying their specific target customers and cost-effectively communicating to them through social media. This program is designed for businesses 2 or more years in business with 3 or more employees. The ideal participant is a business owner or marketing manager. Lunch included!

KEY ELEMENTS OF TRAINING:

How to identify target client
Where to find market research
Which social media channels are appropriate to communicate with targets
How to create an effective post
When it is appropriate to spend money on advertising
How to use filters to reach potential customers


Email us for more details or call 7066222006.
August 29
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August 29
08:00 AM to 09:30 AM
UGA SBDC Business Consultant Rob Martin will discuss the importance of your employees' success.

Enjoy a light breakfast & networking from 7:30 AM-7:50 AM and our program will be from 7:50 AM - 9:00 AM


Email us for more details or call 2294201144.
August 29
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
August 29
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August 29
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Email us for more details or call 2294304189.
August 30
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Athens  (UGA SBDC Athens)
August 30
08:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Registration opens at 7:30am. Breakfast is included. Check out the class immediately after this one: "Doing Business with UGA" http://www.georgiasbdc.org/training/?center=athens


Email us for more details or call 7065427436.
August 30
09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
August 30
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August 30
09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
LeadSMART Finance is designed to strengthen business owners understanding of how to position themselves to be stronger from financial standpoint. It will help dynamically growing business owners understand what lenders are requiring today’s world to obtain a funding, how important tax changes will affect small business and understanding which business structure is best.


Email us for more details or call 7065692651.
Finding Money for Your Business
August 30
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
August 30
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Finding Money for Your Business
August 30
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM


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Athens  (UGA SBDC Athens)
August 30
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
August 30
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Athens  (UGA SBDC Athens)
August 30
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Check out the class immediately before this one: "Intro to Federal Contracting & Small Business Certifications" http://www.georgiasbdc.org/training/?center=athens


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August 30
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August 30
05:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Buy 2 or more and get 50% off per seat (1st seat regular price)


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Cairo  (The Foundry)
August 31
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
August 31
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Cairo  (The Foundry)
August 31
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Join us at The Foundry as we rebroadcast Google's Summer Biz School. (This broadcast was previously recorded live)

Small businesses are the growth engine of our economy, creating 2 out of 3 net new jobs. And businesses that are online grow 40% faster than those that aren’t. We can help small businesses connect with more customers by helping them get online and on the map.

Luckily, school is in session! Sharpen your pencils and sit down to Google’s Small Business Summer School to learn lessons to stand out online, build relationships and prepare for a great end of year.

Google, Constant Contact, LinkedIn, and Vistaprint have teamed up to host a free livestream workshop, Small Business Summer School, to teach small businesses key strategies, tools and products to prepare you for a successful 2nd half of the year, including the upcoming holiday season. The UGA Small Business Development Center is hosting a viewing party for small businesses to get together and tune in.


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September
Marketing Your Business
September 06
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
September 06
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Marketing Your Business
September 06
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM


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September 06
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
September 06
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September 06
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM


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Lawrenceville  (UGA Gwinnett Campus)
September 08 | September 15
08:30 AM to 04:00 PM
September 08
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Lawrenceville  (UGA Gwinnett Campus)
September 08 | September 15
08:30 AM to 04:00 PM


Email us for more details or call 7704143110.
September 11 | September 18 | September 25 | October 02 | October 09
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
September 11
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September 11 | September 18 | September 25 | October 02 | October 09
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Program Cost: $895.00


Email us for more details or call 7066505655.
September 12 | September 26 | October 10 | October 24 | November 07
09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
September 12
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September 12 | September 26 | October 10 | October 24 | November 07
09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Program Cost: $99.00


Email us for more details or call 4787573609.
September 12
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
September 12
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September 12
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM


Email us for more details or call 7065692651.
September 13 | September 20 | September 27 | October 04 | October 11
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
September 13
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September 13 | September 20 | September 27 | October 04 | October 11
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Program Cost: $895.00


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Managing by the Numbers
September 13
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
September 13
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Managing by the Numbers
September 13
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM


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September 14
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
September 14
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September 14
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM


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Macon  (Macon SBDC Office)
September 18 | September 25 | October 02 | October 09 | October 16
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
September 18
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Macon  (Macon SBDC Office)
September 18 | September 25 | October 02 | October 09 | October 16
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Program Cost: $895.00


Email us for more details or call 4787573609.
September 18
09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
September 18
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September 18
09:30 AM to 12:30 PM


Email us for more details or call 4044137830.
September 18
11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
September 18
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September 18
11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Ready, Aim, Fire! is a program is designed to help business owners better focus their marketing efforts and expenditures by accurately identifying their specific target customers and cost-effectively communicating to them through social media. This program is designed for businesses 2 or more years in business with 3 or more employees. The ideal participant is a business owner or marketing manager. Lunch included!

KEY ELEMENTS OF TRAINING:

How to identify target client
Where to find market research
Which social media channels are appropriate to communicate with targets
How to create an effective post
When it is appropriate to spend money on advertising
How to use filters to reach potential customers


Email us for more details or call 7066222006.
September 20 | September 27 | October 04 | October 19 | October 26
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
September 20
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September 20 | September 27 | October 04 | October 19 | October 26
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Program Cost: $895.00


Email us for more details or call 7704143110.
Lawrenceville  (UGA Gwinnett Campus)
September 20
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
September 20
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Lawrenceville  (UGA Gwinnett Campus)
September 20
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM


Email us for more details or call 6789856820.
September 20
01:00 PM to 04:30 PM
September 20
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September 20
01:00 PM to 04:30 PM


Email us for more details or call 7067214545.
September 20
02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
September 20
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September 20
02:00 PM to 05:00 PM


Email us for more details or call 6788395082.
Athens  (Holiday Inn)
September 21
12:30 PM to 05:00 PM
September 21
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Athens  (Holiday Inn)
September 21
12:30 PM to 05:00 PM


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September 25
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September 25
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM


Email us for more details or call 2294201144.
September 25
08:30 AM to 12:00 PM
September 25
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September 25
08:30 AM to 12:00 PM


Email us for more details or call 2292453738.
September 25
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
September 25
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September 25
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM


Email us for more details or call 4044137830.
September 28
09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
September 28
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September 28
09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Starting A Business course covers important tools and resources a business owner needs to establish a solid foundation during its early formative years.

Topics for discussion include:

Personal Traits of an Entrepreneur
Marketing Analysis
Legal and Insurance Considerations
Technology for Your Business
Bookkeeping and Accounting Basics
Financial and Money Management
Basics of Business Plan Preparation
Who should attend: Startups (businesses less than 2 years old)

Course materials provided.


Email us for more details or call 7066222006.
Lawrenceville  (UGA Gwinnett Campus)
September 28
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
September 28
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Lawrenceville  (UGA Gwinnett Campus)
September 28
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM


Email us for more details or call 6789859250.
September 28
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Lawrenceville  (UGA Gwinnett Campus)
September 28
12:30 PM to 02:30 PM


Email us for more details or call 6789856820.
October
Gainesville  (UGA SBDC Gainesville )
October 01
04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
October 01
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Gainesville  (UGA SBDC Gainesville )
October 01
04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Buy 2 or more and get 50% off per seat (1st seat regular price)


Email us for more details or call 7705315681.
October 02
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
October 02
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October 02
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM


Email us for more details or call 9126513200.
Athens  (UGA SBDC in Athens)
October 02
02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
October 02
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Athens  (UGA SBDC in Athens)
October 02
02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Buy 2 or more and get 50% off per seat (1st seat regular price)
Register and stay for our Alternative Financing Forum immediately after. http://www.georgiasbdc.org/training/?center=athens


Email us for more details or call 7065427436.
Athens  (UGA SBDC in Athens)
October 02
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
October 02
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Athens  (UGA SBDC in Athens)
October 02
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Register for our Starting A Business class before this forum. http://www.georgiasbdc.org/training/?center=athens


Email us for more details or call 7065427436.
Rome  (River City Bank)
October 03
08:00 AM to 12:00 PM
October 03
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Rome  (River City Bank)
October 03
08:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Do you want to increase the value of your business? Learn how to efficiently invest in your business and improve the balance sheet at Buy Sell Hold. This brand new program is designed specifically for small businesses and taught by UGA SBDC business consultants, representatives from Abraxas Business Services in Atlanta, and the Cox Family Enterprise Center at KSU. 


Email us for more details or call 7066222006.
October 03
02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
October 03
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October 03
02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Businesses need access to capital to operate and grow their businesses. However, traditional loans are not always available nor are they necessarily the best source of funds for all businesses. In this session, a panel of experts will discuss alternative means for gaining access to the financing your business needs to thrive and grow.


Email us for more details or call 7065692651.
Kennesaw  (KSU Center)
October 04
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
October 04
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Kennesaw  (KSU Center)
October 04
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM


Email us for more details or call 4705786450.
Lawrenceville  (UGA Gwinnett Campus)
October 04
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
October 04
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Lawrenceville  (UGA Gwinnett Campus)
October 04
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM


Email us for more details or call 6789856820.
October 05
01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
October 05
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October 05
01:00 PM to 03:00 PM


Email us for more details or call 6784665100.
October 08
04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
October 08
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October 08
04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
If you are considering starting a small business, then this workshop is a crucial first step. Since lack of planning is one of the main reasons new businesses fail, attending this workshop maybe one of the most important decisions you make before opening your business. Topics for discussion include; is my business idea feasible, financing your business, operating legally, building your team and pulling it all together. Handout information will be provided.


Email us for more details or call 9122809809.
October 10
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
October 10
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October 10
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM


Email us for more details or call 7065692651.
October 12
09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
October 12
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October 12
09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Starting A Business course covers important tools and resources a business owner needs to establish a solid foundation during its early formative years.

Topics for discussion include:

Personal Traits of an Entrepreneur
Marketing Analysis
Legal and Insurance Considerations
Technology for Your Business
Bookkeeping and Accounting Basics
Financial and Money Management
Basics of Business Plan Preparation
Who should attend: Startups (businesses less than 2 years old)

Course materials provided.


Email us for more details or call 7066222006.
Kennesaw  (KSU Center)
October 16
09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
October 16
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Kennesaw  (KSU Center)
October 16
09:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Email us for more details or call 4705786450.
October 17
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
October 17
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October 17
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM


Email us for more details or call 7066505655.
Lawrenceville  (UGA Gwinnett Campus)
October 18
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
October 18
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Lawrenceville  (UGA Gwinnett Campus)
October 18
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Buy 2 or more and get 50% off per seat (1st seat regular price)


Email us for more details or call 6789856820.
October 19 | October 26 | November 02 | November 09 | November 16 | November 30 | December 07
09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
October 19
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October 19 | October 26 | November 02 | November 09 | November 16 | November 30 | December 07
09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Program Cost: $895.00
ENROLLMENT:
Applicants MUST be accepted before they can enroll. (Applications are reviewed to ensure competitive conflicts are minimized.) Once approved, register and pay before September 31st and tuition will be $595 per qualified applicant. A discount code will be given at the time of approval. After September 31st, tuition will return to full price of $895. This program is made available to qualified applicants by the generous support and partnerships of our Statewide Sponsor, Georgia Power. For more information visit: https://www.georgiasbdc.org/growsmart/


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Athens  (Holiday Inn)
October 19
09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
October 19
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Athens  (Holiday Inn)
October 19
09:00 AM to 03:00 PM


Email us for more details or call 7065427436.
Athens  (Holiday Inn)
October 19
09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
October 19
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Athens  (Holiday Inn)
October 19
09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
The Early Bird Special of $59 is only good through August. It goes up to $79 on September 1st.


Email us for more details or call 7065427436.
October 20
10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
October 20
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October 20
10:00 AM to 03:00 PM


Email us for more details or call 6784665100.
October 24
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October 24
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
HIRING TO WIN: 
Have you ever hired or promoted someone who did not live up to your expectations? Is there a better way to ensure success? You will learn more about: Average vs. Superior Worker, The Information Gap, The Hiring Process, Types & Uses of Assessments for “Job Matching”, Three Places to Fix “People Problems”
BAD HIRE, NOW WHAT? 
You have made a hiring mistake. What do you do to remedy the situation? You will learn about: Identify the Types of “Bad Hires, Warning: Your New Hire is Not Who You Thought They Were, Steps to Deal With a Bad Hire, Learning From Our Mistakes, Retaining Your Superstars


Email us for more details or call 7066222006.
October 24
09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
October 24
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October 24
09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
HIRING TO WIN: 
Have you ever hired or promoted someone who did not live up to your expectations? Is there a better way to ensure success? You will learn more about: Average vs. Superior Worker, The Information Gap, The Hiring Process, Types & Uses of Assessments for “Job Matching”, Three Places to Fix “People Problems” 


Email us for more details or call 7066222006.
October 24
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October 24
01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
BAD HIRE, NOW WHAT? 
You have made a hiring mistake. What do you do to remedy the situation? You will learn about: Identify the Types of “Bad Hires, Warning: Your New Hire is Not Who You Thought They Were, Steps to Deal With a Bad Hire, Learning From Our Mistakes, Retaining Your Superstars


Email us for more details or call 7066222006.
Lawrenceville  (UGA Gwinnett Campus)
October 26
09:30 AM to 02:00 PM
October 26
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Lawrenceville  (UGA Gwinnett Campus)
October 26
09:30 AM to 02:00 PM


Email us for more details or call 4702685793.
Lawrenceville  (UGA Gwinnett Campus)
October 26
09:30 AM to 02:00 PM
October 26
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Lawrenceville  (UGA Gwinnett Campus)
October 26
09:30 AM to 02:00 PM


Email us for more details or call 4702685793.
Savannah  (UGA SBDC)
October 30 | November 06 | November 13 | November 20 | November 27
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
October 30
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Savannah  (UGA SBDC)
October 30 | November 06 | November 13 | November 20 | November 27
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Program Cost: $895.00
Go to https://www.georgiasbdc.org/growsmart for complete program description.  Early bird discounts available.  Application must be completed to be considered for discount and acceptance.  


Email us for more details or call 9126513200.
November
Kennesaw  (KSU Center)
November 01 | November 08 | November 15 | November 29 | December 06
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
November 01
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Kennesaw  (KSU Center)
November 01 | November 08 | November 15 | November 29 | December 06
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Program Cost: $895.00


Email us for more details or call TBD.
DiSC Profiles and Your Employees
Jasper  (Jasper, GA)
November 08
11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
November 08
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DiSC Profiles and Your Employees
Jasper  (Jasper, GA)
November 08
11:00 AM to 01:00 PM


Email us for more details or call 7066222006.
November 14
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November 14
07:54 AM to 11:00 AM

In order to effectively market yourself in the government sector, you should have a corporate résumé. Government agencies call this a Capabilities Statement. A Capabilities Statement should contain information to tell buyers why you’re an expert and why they should feel confident about awarding you a contract. This workshop provides instruction on how to write a good Capabilities Statement, including all the right ingredients. If you are looking for help with how to present your company to government decision-makers, then attending this workshop is a must.



Email us for more details or call 2294304189.
November 14
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
November 14
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November 14
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Ever wondered how to introduce your business to a government buyer? Like everything else, there's a right way and a wrong way. Government officials are often pressed for time, so you usually have a limited amount of time to "sell yourself." This workshop will teach you how to introduce yourself like a pro ... and convince decision-makers that you are an expert at what you do!

BRING YOUR BROWN BAG LUNCH! 



Email us for more details or call 2294304189.
November 14
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
November 14
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November 14
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM


Email us for more details or call 7065692651.
November 15
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
November 15
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November 15
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM


Email us for more details or call 4044137830.
December
December 06
01:00 PM to 04:30 PM
December 06
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December 06
01:00 PM to 04:30 PM


Email us for more details or call 7067214545.
December 12
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
December 12
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December 12
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM


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January
Good to Grow
Cartersville  (UGA Extension Bartow County)
January 30
09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
January 30
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Good to Grow
Cartersville  (UGA Extension Bartow County)
January 30
09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Struggling to find balance in a business that requires farming and financial expertise?
 
At Good to Grow, participants will develop important skills specifically for fruit and vegetable growing businesses. Hear from UGA Extension Agents, UGA Small Business Development Center Consultants, Professors, chefs, and other industry experts. Breakfast, lunch, and networking are included! 

KEY TAKEWAYS: Develop a thorough knowledge of a fruit and vegetable farming business, Implement important marketing & financial business tools, Understand specific farming techniques to ensure a rich harvest, Discover secrets to becoming a restaurant supplier, Understand food safety standards


Email us for more details or call 706-622-20.
February
Cartersville  (Cartersville-Bartow Chamber )
February 05 | February 12 | February 19 | February 26 | March 05
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
February 05
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Cartersville  (Cartersville-Bartow Chamber )
February 05 | February 12 | February 19 | February 26 | March 05
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Program Cost: $895.00
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 to meet the needs of growing businesses. Combining the latest ideas with timeless principles, GrowSmart will propel your business forward! UGA SBDC training has helped thousands of business owners build a foundation for growth. GrowSmart is the product of our experience and commitment to Georgia’s small businesses.

Combined with long term one-on-one consulting with SBDC professionals, learn to apply course principle


Email us for more details or call 7066222006.
Lawrenceville  (UGA Gwinnett Campus)
February 08 | March 01 | March 22 | April 05
08:30 AM to 12:30 PM
February 08
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Lawrenceville  (UGA Gwinnett Campus)
February 08 | March 01 | March 22 | April 05
08:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Program Cost: $650.00
Price is per company, multiple attendees from same company welcome.


Email us for more details or call 470-578-25.
ATHENS  (UGA SBDC in Athens)
February 19 | February 26 | March 05 | March 12 | March 19
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
February 19
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ATHENS  (UGA SBDC in Athens)
February 19 | February 26 | March 05 | March 12 | March 19
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Program Cost: $895.00


Email us for more details or call 7065427436.
March
March 01 | March 08 | March 15 | March 22
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
March 01
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March 01 | March 08 | March 15 | March 22
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Program Cost: $495.00
Build your dream to withstand the test of time with SBDC StartSMART™
Owning a small business is the cornerstone of the American economy. Building your business 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.


Email us for more details or call 7065692651.