Serving the Veterans of Georgia
The UGA SBDC works to provide business training and consulting assistance to veterans successfully growing and starting a small business. UGA SBDC consultants help veteran-owned small businesses improve profitability, expand market share, explore export opportunities, and provide valuable assistance in terms of establishing businesses on stronger organizational and financial footing.
The UGA SBDC has 17 locations staffed by experienced business professionals who are dedicated to helping veteran-owned businesses succeed. From 2013 to 2015, the UGA SBDC has consulted with more than 1,300 veterans and has assisted them in securing more than $42 million in capital. Additionally, the UGA SBDC has provided business education to over 2,200 veterans through business training programs held across the state of Georgia.
Our Business Consultants Provide:
- Develop and update business plans
- Identify sources of capital
- Set up record-keeping systems and analyze financial records
- Identify foreign markets for products or services
- Conduct specialized research geared to specific needs of the business-owner
- Create marketing strategies and advertising campaigns
- Explore suitable ways to conform to government regulations
- Increase opportunities to sell to federal, state, and local governments
- Analyze statistical and demographic data
Cost: FREE | Level: Beginner
Frequently Asked Questions
The UGA SBDC partners with the Region IV Veterans’ Business Outreach Center to provide Service Connected Disabled Veterans with a Starting a Business class free of charge.
The UGA SBDC is unaware of specific grants for veterans to open a for-profit business. Typically grants are allocated to non-profit social service, large research and educational institutions. For more information on grants, please visit www.grants.gov.
The UGA SBDC is not a lending institution and does not lend money to small businesses. Our consultants are able to assist small business owners in finding capital and financing opportunities.
The United States Small Business Administration, established in 1953, provides technical, financial, and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and expand their businesses.
The SBA does not give loans to start businesses. The SBA only guarantees qualifying loans with financial institutions.