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Small cattle farm in middle Georgia grows up with help from UGA

What Joseph Egloff began as a “little hobby” in 2011 is now a full-time cattle ranch with a meat packing plant that serves customers from Florida to North Carolina. “I had eight head of cattle and a day job to… Full story

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

Adapting to COVID-19 restrictions puts veterinary hospital back on track for expansion financing

UGA alumnus Dr. Mike Ammermon opened Pooler Veterinary Hospital in 2013 with one full-time and one part-time veterinarian and two staff members. By 2018, he had four veterinarians and 20 staff members, and needed more space. His design for a… 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 helps small businesses succeed during pandemic

From Hiawassee to Hahira, Hatcher to Hinesville and points between, UGA has helped thousands of small businesses in Georgia stay afloat during the pandemic. Consultants in the 17 regional offices of the UGA Small Business Development Center helped 3,309 small… Full story

UGA helps coastal businesses plan for weather disasters

The University of Georgia will offer a no-cost webinar series in August to help businesses along Georgia’s coast prepare for weather emergencies and learn ways to get back on track after a major storm. The Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity… Full story

UGA SBDC offers no-cost online small business training

Online courses and business success training programs offered by the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center will be provided at no cost to small business owners through 2020. “During this time, it is more important than ever for us… 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

Relationship with SBDC paid off for contractor when the U.S. economy went south

Guiomar Obregon’s company was struggling during the Great Recession. Loans were coming due, business was down. Fortunately, she had already tapped into the expertise of the UGA Small Business Development Center when she launched Precision 2000 (P2K) two decades ago,… Full story