The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Columbus again is preparing for the GrowSmart program, a 10-module, seven-week course designed for growing businesses in the community.
As a “signature” sponsor, Kinetic Credit Union presented a check Wednesday for $15,000 to the center, which is funding for the program that helps business leaders strategically plan for growth in their companies. GrowSmart covers in-depth information in the areas of the strategic planning process, marketing research, financial statement analysis, and building a stronger overall organization.
The SBDC is now accepting applications for the course, which begins on Oct. 14 at Cunningham Conference Center, 3100 Gentian Blvd., and runs through Dec. 2. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis, and there will only be one company from each industry accepted in the program.
The cost for approved applicants who pay before Sept. 30 is $495. After that, tuition is $895. Pre-registration is required for the course, with a deadline of Oct. 10.
For more information or to apply for GrowSmart, call the University of Georgia SBDC in Columbus at 706-569-2651 or visit online at https://www.georgiasbdc.org/2016-sbdc-growsmart-in-columbus/
The statewide sponsor for GrowSmart, in its 10th year locally, is Georgia Power, with Aflac the local sponsor.