SBDC Starting a Business

SBDC Starting a Business

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Kennesaw State University helps individuals interested in starting a business by offering educational programs and business consulting.

Launch Your Business Series

As a first step in launching your business, we recommend enrolling in our popular, online ‘Launch Your Business Series.’ Learn step-by-step how to get your business off the ground and bringing in profits. Offered as a convenient, self-paced online course, students will have access for one year after purchase and will receive all downloadable resources.

The ‘Launch Your Business Series’ includes all materials and consists of four parts that can be purchased separately or as a whole.

Upon completion of this course, we recommend calling the UGA SBDC at KSU office at 470-578-6450 to schedule an appointment with one of our business consultants to review your progress.

No-Cost Business Consulting:

  • Free, one-on-one, confidential business consulting to individuals exploring the world of starting a business.
  • The UGA SBDC at KSU primarily services Cobb and Cherokee counties. For our other locations, please click here.
  • Service offerings
    • Business plan templates and review
    • Estimating start-up costs and cash flow projections
    • Identifying credit requirements for traditional and non-traditional funding sources
    • Understanding legal structure of new business
    • Market research
  • Call the UGA SBDC at KSU office at 470-578-6450 to schedule an appointment with one of our business consultants. We strongly advise those considering starting a business to first complete the Launch Your Business Series.

Click Here for Resources for Starting a Business

Launch Your Business Series

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

Writing a Business Plan

Learn to develop this critical resource for business success.

Contact us

Questions? Comments? In need of our services? Contact us.


SBDCFunded 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.