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“We worked too hard for too long to get the team that we have, and we didn’t want to have anything happen to them.”

-ATC Auto Centers in Augusta and Grovetown GA whose employees will continue to work and get paid thanks to the PPP loan secured with help from the UGA Small Business Development Center.

It all was threatened by COVID-19. Business slowed as Georgia residents sheltered in place, and businesses closed. The brothers realized that their savings would only last so long and they didn’t want to lay-off employees. But they knew that’s where they were headed.
Small Business Resources
Inc. Magazine , in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce , offers a weekly virtual series of National Small Business Town Halls to help business owners get actionable insight and information to navigate important government programs and to keep their businesses running.

Video replays of the Town Halls have been viewed almost three-million times with thousands of questions addressed from small business owners. For those who missed the event this past Friday, see Townhall #7 here.
Information & Advice
DOs and DON'Ts For Reopening a Retail Storefront Post-Shutdown

In this article published on Start-Up Nation , learn about a survey conducted by the Harris Poll on behalf of Fast , an e-commerce payment solution, which examines how shopping behavior has changed during the pandemic.

"Currently, 89 percent of U.S. shoppers polled are concerned about shopping in physical stores, and 63 percent of respondents cited their number one concern was social distancing. Those respondents expressed concern that a safe social distance might be too difficult to maintain in stores filled with other shoppers.
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The UGA Small Business Development Center at Clayton State University i s here to answer your questions and help address any concerns you may have about your business, including cash flow, payroll, marketing, as well as the effect of the COVID-19 virus on your business.

To schedule a teleconference appointment with one of our consultants, email us at  or call (678) 466-5100
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. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. For more information, call at 678 466-5100 or email