Welcome to our blog!

We have created this site to add educational value to our clients, stakeholders and friends of the Gainesville SBDC office.  The Gainesville office serves 12 counties in our region (Banks, Dawson, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin,  Stephens,  Union, Towns, Rabun and White Counties) by closely working with our resource partners in each county and in the region (Chambers, Economic Developers, GA Dept of Econ Development, DCA, etc.) to foster economic development through small business growth.

Our mission emphasis includes personal one-on-one consulting services and educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Many of our topics in this blog will target CEO’s and their managment teams with business principles and thought leadership principles.  As you are led, we look forward to your comments.

Get a free voucher!!!

We are looking for 50 fans to like us on our FB page so that can shorten the name and claim our FB URL address. Please visit our page and  ‘like’ it to receive a Continuing Education voucher for $25.00 off one of our next class seminars. Go to this link to Like our FB page and get instructions from the voucher for a discount code. http://www.facebook.com/SBDCGainesvilleGA?ref=hl.

You can find us on Twitter  at https://twitter.com/Gainesvillesbdc .

Our areas of expertise cover topics that include  financial analysis, marketing strategy, business managment, sales analysis, minority enterprise, import/export, certifications and business start-up information. Consulting services are at no-charge.Education classes typically have an affordable price point.

Our premier seminars, GrowSmart ( for established CEO’s and management teams) and StartSmart (for aspiring entrepreneurs) feature full day seminars with interactive breakout sessions and experienced facilitators.  For more information visit:

GrowSmart: http://tinyurl.com/cxp4x2u.

StartSmart : http://tinyurl.com/c5kjrou.

Contact us today for an appointment to meet with a consultant!

(O)770-531-5681  *  dgossage@georgiasbdc.org  * www.gainesvillesbdc.org.


Ron Simmons/ Area Director, Randy Donaldson, Business Consultant and Dede Gossage/Program Coordinator

Statewide Home Page:  www.georgiasbdc.org.


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