Learning Series: Growing Your Business Outside Georgia

Course Description

All business owners should be implementing ways to reach milestones and grow their business. Taking your business to the next level requires planning, research, and patience. Come learn from several local business owners who have successfully navigated the journey from local to beyond. Each has grown their businesses with strategic local, regional, and national relationships.

Ruel Joyner, CEO of 24e Design Co., has taken a family-owned business and turned it into a well-known online furniture store with its own line of sofas, end tables, and chairs.

Stephanie Lindley, CEO of Byrd Cookie Company, has arranged for Byrd’s Famous Cookies to be available everywhere from Delta Sky Clubs to Universal Studios to Neiman Marcus Department Stores and will soon be exporting to dozens of countries in Europe, South America, North America, and Asia.

Ted Dennard, president and head beekeeper for Savannah Bee Company, has grown from a youngster learning about the magical world of bees and honey into a seasoned executive who is passionate about introducing new honeybee products to market.

This seminar will answer questions such as: What are the challenges entrepreneurs face when growing their business beyond Savannah and how do they overcome them? What is the best way to research the market and determine which platform is best for your company? How do you assemble the right team? And many more!

Course ID: MNGT SS17P
Course Format: Classroom

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
17590 Mar 30, 2017 Mar 30, 2017 Classroom Savannah, GA $15

Who Should Attend

Entrepreneurs and business owners

How You Will Benefit

  • Assess their company and industry
  • Determine how their business model translates from a local/regional level to a national/global one
  • Identify and investigate target markets
  • Diversify product and service offerings
  • Use technology to stay effective
  • Seek advice and assistance from other business owners who have made the transition from local to a larger reach


  • Case studies of three successful local business owners
  • Strategies for success
  • Common roadblocks (and how to overcome them)
  • Resources

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: William J. Astary