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Market knowledge and operational flexibility lead freight carrier through pandemic

Justin Hughes left trucking and moved into real estate in 2007, just before the Great Recession. After he decided to return to trucking two years later, he reached out to the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Clayton… Full story

UGA poised to assist nonprofits apply for COVID-19 relief funding

Nonprofit organizations in Georgia that have been hurt financially by the pandemic can reach out to the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development for assistance in applying for federal aid. The Economic Aid Act, a part of the overall… Full story

UGA poised to help small business apply for newly available relief funding

The University of Georgia is prepared to help small businesses and nonprofit organizations apply for relief funding now available through the federal Economic Aid Act. The UGA Small Business Development Center has scheduled three webinars to help explain eligibility for… Full story

North Georgia farm has success with strawberries and pumpkins despite pandemic, thanks to UGA

Johnny and Kathy Burt’s first year farming strawberries was nearly a disaster. COVID -19 hit just two weeks before the berries ripened and their first spring strawberry festival was to begin. “That wasn’t possible. We were on pins and needles… Full story

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

UGA announces additional help sessions for Georgia small businesses

The UGA Small Business Development Center has scheduled an additional 10 webinars for April 14 and 15 to help small business owners navigate the application process for federal assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Information about the webinars, including dates, times… Full story

UGA, state agencies provide assistance to small businesses applying for federal aid

Nearly 1,500 struggling small business owners from across Georgia logged in to UGA Small Business Development Center webinars Monday for guidance in applying for federal assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Webinars will continue Tuesday, April 7, and more may be… Full story