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

Financial Management Essentials for Owners and Managers Workshop

Evaluating a company’s financial health is an essential skill for all business owners and managers. Learn the fundamentals of financial analysis, with instruction on reading financial statements, understanding financial ratios and cash flow management. Find out what the numbers really mean and start developing practical strategies for improving your company’s performance. All attendees receive a scorecard and dashboard template in Microsoft Excel format.

Join presenter, Andy Fried, Business Consultant, UGA SBDC at KSU; CPAon Wednesday, March, 20, 2019, 9 AM – 12 PM at the KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Room 401, Kennesaw, GA 30144.  

Just $49 to attendBuy 2 or more and get 50% off per seat (1st seat regular price) This is a great opportunity to train your staff at an economical price!

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

Digital Marketing Conference 2019

Full-day event, packed with innovative sessions led by industry leaders on April 4, 2019, 8 AM – 3:30 PM at the KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Room 400, Kennesaw, GA 30144. The Must Attend conference for anyone who wants to learn from the experts how to utilize the latest digital marketing trends to increase sales and brand awareness. 
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT – Register by March 22 for just $99 a $50 savings!
Includes breakfast, lunch, and all materials. After March 22, $149
REGISTER NOW – Last year, we sold out early!

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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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