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Augusta business gets federal loan with UGA SBDC assistance

ATC Auto Center in Augusta has been in business since 1972, with a second location in Grovetown added later. Brothers Brian and Chris Weeks own and operate the auto repair business they took over from their father nearly 20 years… Full story

After helping UGA’s Small Business Development Center for years, accountant turns to the center for assistance

Augusta accountant Lisa Mayo knows the UGA Small Business Development Center well. She frequently serves as a tax panelist and QuickBooks expert for SBDC StartSMART™ courses. So, when Mayo, a CPA (certified public accountant) and CVA (certified valuation analyst), had… Full story

Fueling Growth: The Right Ingredients Lead to Healthy Growth for Augusta Meal Prep Business

Former firefighter and nurse Onnie Sanford never intended to start her own business. However, a strong desire to recover her fitness and energy after childbirth put her on that path. Sanford now owns and runs Paleo Num Yums, an Augusta… Full story

Institute of Government helps Augusta area identify ways to meet workforce needs

Teenagers in vivid red T-shirts tighten steering assemblies with whirring power tools, filling a critical workforce need for Textron Specialized vehicles, a rapidly growing Augusta manufacturer. Just minutes earlier, the teens, students in the Richmond County School System, had been… Full story

Lending and marketing assistance from SBDC help put Augusta meat market on the map

Meat markets and butcher shops nationwide are losing more and more customers to competition from traditional grocery stores, super centers and nontraditional food retailers like Target. But don’t tell Wayne Lanier’s customers in Augusta. They wouldn’t believe it. In fact,… Full story