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Entrepreneurship Spotlight: Marie Williams

The Business Innovation Group’s Marie Williams is Changing the Educational Landscape in Statesboro One Child at a Time Marie Williams is currently offering Statesboro’s first traveling tutoring camp and summer program for students ages 6 – 12 in an effort to bridge grade-level standard gaps in the area. Statesboro resident Shunda “Marie” Alston Williams, 33, […]


News from our Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)

In November, Business Advisor Jeff Smith partnered with the South Carolina District office in hosting the “Veteran Small Business Matchmaker Workshop” as well as the “Starting a Home-Based Business for Military Spouses” training courses in Columbia and at Shaw Air Force Base.  Meanwhile in Atlanta, Georgia’s VBOC Director, Jeremy Horstman spoke to Veterans and spouses […]


Displacement Board Company Rolling at Top Speed in FabLab

It’s obvious that mechanical engineering student Evan Duffield likes things that go. Not only is he the president of the Society of Automotive Engineers Eagle Motorsports organization for campus, he’s also an avid longboarder. He took up the hobby a few years ago when he became a student at Georgia Southern. “Longboarding was more than […]


Ocean Exchange Announces Winner of 2017 BIG Pitch Collegiate Award of $10,000

The seventh annual Ocean Exchange, hosted last week in Savannah, Georgia, featured the third year of the BIG Pitch Award, sponsored by Georgia Southern University, the College of Business Administration, and the Business Innovation Group. Pipeguard Robotics, a team from MIT, won this year’s $10,000 BIG Pitch Award.  The Pipeguard Robotics solution inspects water pipes […]


GS’s Small Business Development Center Teach Businesses how to Grow

By Valore Cote Are you working IN your business or ON your business? Many small business owners are so busy working in their business that they neglect to work on it and as a result, struggle to grow. This fall, the Small Business Development Center will be holding its GrowSmart program in Savannah, Georgia. This […]