Small Business Week in Georgia celebrates UGA’s economic vitality efforts

By Christopher James (Reprinted with Permission)

Photo Credit: Shannah Cahoe Montgomery

Covington, Ga. – After four decades of teaching, Marta Collier is making a business out of her passion for children’s books by black authors, with help from the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center.

“Starting up a business is more than having a notion,” said Collier, a schoolteacher and college professor. “Many fail because they don’t have the support base. We not only feel like we have a supportive infrastructure. We feel like we have a friend.”

Marta Collier Educational Systems and Services is just one of thousands of companies celebrating Small Business Week across Georgia…

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