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
Who would have thought that an idea in 1975, promoted by William C. Flewellen, Jr., former Dean of the University of Georgia College of Business Administration, would flourish into a network of almost 1,000 service centers at colleges and universities across the country. With Flewellen’s vision and former UGA President Fred Davidson’s support of what […]
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I’m one of the 2.5 million veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan. I’m also an entrepreneur. And I’m not alone. The men and women of today’s armed services are uniquely positioned to become successful entrepreneurs. To my fellow veterans: You have what it takes. By nature of your military service, you possess the skills […]
In FY2014, the federal government awarded $445.6 billion in contracts, with $91.7 billion awarded to small businesses. In the same year, veteran-owned small businesses received $19.0 billion in contracts. Veterans are 9.1 percent of all business owners in the United States. The federal government is committed to seeking veteran owned small-businesses (VOSB) to buy from. There are two main programs in use today. The first is the Small […]
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.