UGA Small Business Development Center brings small business accelerator series for rural Georgia

Published 2:38 pm Friday, August 16, 2019

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (UGA SBDC) is traveling around different cities in Georgia with the Accelerate Your Business Series. This series provides business owners with the tools and resources they need—and fast. One day of accelerated training gets small business owners up to speed quickly to learn important skills they can take back and use in their business. On August 20, Accelerate Your Digital Marketing will be in Bainbridge, Georgia.

Accelerate Your Digital Marketing is part of the Accelerate Your Business series. This is an interactive course designed to teach small business owners and key employees how to be successful in the digital landscape. In one day of accelerated training, attendees will get up to speed on their marketing knowledge to develop successful digital marketing strategies, get their businesses found online, reach and engage customers, and grow their businesses.

Key takeaways include:

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• Make Search Engines work for your business so that customers find you.

• Examine the current “Do’s and Don’ts” of Social Media Marketing.

• Learn Content Marketing strategies to engage customers.

• Learn to evaluate your marketing ROI.

“The Accelerator Series provides education and tools business owners can take back and implement in their business. But we don’t stop there,” says Debbie Finney, SBDC Entrepreneur Development Specialist.  “At the end of class, attendees have the opportunity, if they choose, to schedule a follow-up meeting with a UGA SBDC consultant at no-cost to continue working on their marketing strategies and their business. The Small Business Development Center, a Public Service and Outreach Extension of UGA, provides no cost confidential consulting to for-profit businesses in every county of Georgia. We want to be sure business owners not only learn in class, but that they also have the continued one-on-one support from their local UGA SBDC office to implement what they learn.”

Accelerate Your Digital Marketing is 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Tuesday, August 20 at Southern Regional Technical College – Bainbridge, located on 2500 E Shotwell St. Lunch is included. Early Bird registration is only $39 using the code DIGITAL at

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center provides tools, training and resources to help Georgia businesses grow and succeed. Designated as one of Georgia’s top providers of business assistance, the SBDC has 17 offices, including one in Albany, to serve the needs of Georgia’s business community. The Albany office serves for profit businesses in 27 Southwest Georgia counties with no cost confidential consulting.

The Small Business Development Center, a Public Service and Outreach Extension of The University of Georgia, is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.  Contact Anne Chaplin, 125 Pine Avenue, Suite 142, Albany, GA 31707, (229)420-1144.