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Welcome to BIG!

Join us in welcoming our two new temporary Business Advisors, Jake Hallman & Gloria Strauthers. Jake and Gloria are both here to implement client engagement systems designed to add value to each of our BIG clients. Owner of Stouthouse Media, Jake Hallman has worked and won awards in photography, journalism, videography, and radio. He is known as a […]

Square 1 Startup Weekend

March 5-7th, participants of the annual Square 1 Startup Weekend gathered in the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing to bring their ideas to life. Fifteen students ranging from freshmen to doctoral levels came together to hone their entrepreneurial skills by creating student-run companies from scratch.  Organized by the Square 1 student organization, […]

BIG Administers City’s Small Business COVID-10 Relief Grant Program

The City of Statesboro sought the expertise of the Business Innovation Group to administer and review grant applications for small business relief. Eligible businesses had to be located in a physical establishment within the city limits, have less than $2M in annual gross revenue, and be able to display the negative impact that the pandemic had […]

CBAER Partners with the City of Metter

The Center for Business Analytics and Economic Research has entered into an agreement with the City of Metter to study the feasibility of developing a commercial kitchen incubator. This analysis is a follow-up to the Metter Incubator Feasibility Study completed in 2019 which led to the development of the Metter Georgia Grown Incubator that opened […]

2019 BizPitch Winner to Open Coffee Shop in Savannah

Elbi Elm recently received a $25,000 grant from American Express and now plans to open The Culturist Union cafe. Elm hopes this coffeehouse in the Starland district will be a place for Black creators and entrepreneurs to come together. Congratulations Elbi! Read the article from the Savannah Morning News here.