The Most Trusted Resource for Small Business

The UGA - SBDC at Kennesaw State University's Coles College of Business offers entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses in Cobb and Cherokee County the tools and information they need to thrive.

As part of our mission to grow Georgia’s businesses and educate business owners, the UGA SBDC at KSU offers no-cost, confidential business consulting services paired with classes and training programs for established business owners and those starting a business.

In addition to free, one-on-one consulting services, we offer continuing education in a variety of subjects, including:

  • Loan preparation
  • Pricing strategies
  • Financial score-carding
  • Digital marketing strategy and SEO
  • Website audit
  • HR audit
  • Business plan development
  • Product development

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (470)578-6450 or email You can also visit

Exemplary Customer Service for the 21st Century Workshop

Technology changes everything including customer service. With the rise of social media, the concept of ‘word of mouth’ is more powerful than ever before. An unhappy customer can tell thousands of people – and so can a happy customer. However, happy customers do not just happen by chance. Organizations need to redefine their approach to customer service by creating an environment focused on providing exemplary customer service to keep their customers happy and loyal. Click here to find out more about this workshop.

Starting a Business Workshop

Lack of planning is one of the top reasons new business fail. This workshop is a critical first step in starting your business. Click here to find out more about Starting A Business workshop.

Healthcare and Wellness Practice Marketing Conference

Join industry professionals for an innovative full day conference designed for medical, dental, physical therapy, mental health and wellness practitioners and professionals interested in utilizing the latest trends in digital marketing and marketing research to increase practice profitability, bring in more patients and increase brand awareness. Click here for more info

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Launch Your Business Series in Online Format

Considering launching your own business? This online class is for you!

We were the first Small Business Development Center in Georgia to offer online instruction for entrepreneurs.


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