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Course Description

This course is designed to teach existing business owners about strategic planning and how to use strategic planning to grow or improve their business. It is a four day course, conducted one day per week. This course utilizes a case study that attendees will work on during each session. The case study is based on a real company and its strategic planning process. The case has been modified to reflect current constraints and opportunities in the post COVID environment. Attendees must have the ability to attend each class session, as the case study will build on each weeks class. Attendees will be assigned to groups of three to four to work on the case study. An application is required.

Course Outline

Strategic Growth Academy

Day one   - What is a strategic growth plan and why should I do it?

Day Two   - Human Resource requirements considerations to implement a strategic plan

Day Three - Marketing needed to support your plan (Internal & External)

Day Four   - Accounting & Finance - Do the numbers justify the project?

Learner Outcomes

Attendees should leave this course with the following takeaways:

  • A good understanding of what strategic planning is and how to use the process.
  • How to assemble the correct internal and external participants to tackle strategic planning to increase growth or improve efficiency.
  • How to develop a case study for the strategic item they want to explore.

Notes

A Public Service and Outreach Unit of the University of Georgia. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

Prerequisites

This program is designed for existing business owners. 
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Application

Name
Strategic Growth Academy Application
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Section Title
Strategic Growth Academy
Type
In Person
Days
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Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Oct 18, 2022 to Nov 08, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
24.0
Hosting Center
  • UGA SBDC Augusta
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $495.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes
All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Garrison Boling at augusta@georgiasbdc.org or call 706-650-5655.
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