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The UGA SBDC GrowSMART™ provides the tools to:

• A step-by-step evaluation of your business and markets.

• A hands-on, interactive forum that promotes sharing of best practices.

• Tools to build your business, both now and for the future.


GrowSmart™ graduates gain: A strategic business plan with long-term vision and strategies, mastery of key business concepts and a network of entrepreneurial peers and professional resources.


1. Foundations for a Successful Business

2. Marketing Research & Analysis

3. Capturing the Market

4. Efficient Operations

5. Financial Foundations

6. Financial Plan

7. Bringing It All Together

8. Implementing and Presenting the Plan


This course will consist of seven weekly half or whole days sessions held on Fridays (schedule below). Tuition includes 32 hours of training, textbook and training materials, continental breakfast and lunch each day, as well as a certificate of completion from the University of Georgia for all graduates.


Applicants MUST be accepted before they can enroll. (Applications are reviewed to ensure competitive conflicts are minimized.) This program is made available to qualified applicants by the generous support and partnerships of our Statewide Sponsor, Georgia Power.


Catch our early bird pricing by September 31st!


October 19       9:00 am - 1:00 pm

October 26       9:00 am - 4:00 pm

November 2     9:00 am - 1:00 pm

November 9     9:00 am - 4:00 pm

November 16  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

November 30  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

December 7     9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Cunningham Conference Center 3100 Gentian Blvd., Columbus, GA 31907

Contact: Deborah Free

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