Small Business Development Center

We Help Georgia Small Businesses Grow

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.

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
  • Business plan development
  • Product development

We were the first Small Business Development Center in Georgia to offer online instruction for entrepreneurs, and continue that tradition by making some of our continuing education courses available online as well as in person.

Small Business Development Center Facts

  • We were awarded the 2014 Regional Small Business Development Center Excellence in Innovation Award by the U.S. Small Business Administration
  • In 2013, The Georgia SBDC network helped small business owners obtain over $155,000,000 in capital infusion
  • We are one of 17 Small Business Development Centers in the state of Georgia
  • The UGA - SBDC at Kennesaw State offers free, confidential business consulting services to companies seeking operational and strategic planning advice. Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the University of Georgia. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Drew Tonsmeire, KSU SBDC director, by mail at Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road #3303, Kennesaw, GA 30144 or by phone at 470-578-6450.

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LogoA Member of the Georgia SBDC Network

The UGA - SBDC at Kennesaw State is part of the partnership program between Kennesaw State University, The University of Georgia and The US Small Business Administration, working together to benefit small businesses in Georgia. The Georgia SBDC Network has helped Georgia small businesses create almost seven times more jobs than the average Georgia business with a 29.6 percent increase in sales growth.