Sharon Macaluso/Georgia Small Business Development Center
The Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides tools, training and resources to help small businesses grow and succeed. Designated as one of Georgia’s top providers of small business assistance, the SBDC has 17 offices ranging from Rome to Valdosta to serve the needs of Georgia’s business community. Since 1977, their network of partners has helped construct a statewide ecosystem to foster the spirit, support, and success of hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators.
The Georgia Small Business Development Center, a Public Service and Outreach Extension of The University of Georgia, is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs.
Deborah Dietzler and Mark Galvin/ePresence
ePresence provides personal branding services for individuals, executives and entrepreneurs. They leverage social media on an individual level since that is where the audience is most engaged.
Mark Galvin, CEO and Founder of ePresence, is a personal social media expert with 29 years of business management and hotel industry experience including stops with Marriott, Hyatt, Omni and IHG.
Dr. Deborah Dietzler, CMO and Founding Partner of ePresence, is an expert in the marketing of services. For 23 years, Deborah led higher education teams at Stony Brook, Columbia, UGA and Louisville.