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GS’s Small Business Development Center Teach Businesses how to Grow

By Valore Cote

Are you working IN your business or ON your business? Many small business owners are so busy working in their business that they neglect to work on it and as a result, struggle to grow. This fall, the Small Business Development Center will be holding its GrowSmart program in Savannah, Georgia. This program is designed to help business owners take their business to the next level.

            The GrowSmart program focuses on getting results. The weekly sessions provide hands-on instruction to analyze and manage like a seasoned CEO. Participants will evaluate their business, competition and target markets, and go through step-by-step development of their company’s strategies for growth. In addition, they will have the opportunity to interact with other business owners and share best practices. Upon completion of the course, participants will have gained insights into the latest ideas and timeless principles that have helped thousands of business owners build a foundation for growth.

            GrowSmart takes place over five weeks and provides 35 hours of class instruction, covering all areas of business operation. The program dates and areas covered are provided below:

  • October 17: Planning for Growth
  • October 34: Market Research & Planning
  • October 31: Leadership & Management
  • November 7: Financial Analysis & Tools
  • November 14: Operations & Implementation

The price of the program is $895 and requires application acceptance (applications are reviewed to ensure competitive conflicts are minimized). Early bird discounts are available. For more information, please contact the Small Business Development Center at (912) 651-3200 or via email at southerncoastal@georgiasbdc.org. Applications for the class can be found at www.georgiasbdc.org/growsmart.

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