“Under the Radar” Resources for Business Owners, with Paul Wilson, Jr., UGA Small Business Development Center at Georgia State University (North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 289)
The UGA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at GSU is a “best kept secret” asset for both established businesses and startups. Area Director Paul Wilson joins host John Ray to discuss their extensive resources, which includes free consulting services with experienced mentors, and how much value their work has added to businesses and, in turn, the Georgia economy. “North Fulton Business Radio” is produced virtually from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta.
UGA Small Business Development Center at Georgia State University
The 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, our 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 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.
Paul Wilson, Jr. Area Director
Paul Wilson, Jr. is an innovative and effective entrepreneurial leader with nearly 20 years of experience creating and delivering high caliber consulting and training solutions to large corporations, small businesses, non-profits, and professionals at all levels. He currently leads the UGA Small Business Development Center at Georgia State University where his team provides consulting services, market research, business resources, and educational support to startup, growing, and mature small businesses to help them achieve their short and long-term goals.
He has extensive industry experience that spans leadership roles in supply chain management, supplier diversity, and small business development. His expertise includes strategic planning, organizational development, process improvement, leadership development, government and corporate contracting, and curriculum design and development.
Prior to joining GSU, he had the opportunity to work with several Fortune 500 companies, consult with multiple NFL teams, and teach at a university. He is also a published author, actor, and youth development advocate. He is passionately driven by a strong desire to create a significant impact with under-resourced individuals and communities.
Questions/Topics Discussed in this Show
- SBDC consulting services and training resources
- Small business resources in metro Atlanta
- How to develop new strategies for your business in the current environment
- Economic disaster funding
- Other small business needs or concerns
North Fulton Business Radio” is hosted by John Ray and produced virtually from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta. You can find the full archive of shows by following this link. The show is available on all the major podcast apps, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, TuneIn, and others.
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