SBDC At Morehouse

Welcome to the SBDC at Morehouse

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides tools,
training and resources to help small businesses grow and succeed.
Designated as one of Georgia’s top providers of small business
assistance, the SBDC has 18 offices ranging from Rome to Valdosta
to serve the needs of Georgia’s business community. Since 1977,
our network of partners has helped construct a statewide ecosystem
to foster the spirit, support, and success of hundreds of thousands of
entrepreneurs and innovators.

The Small Business Development Center, a Public Service and
Outreach Extension of The University of Georgia, is funded in part by
the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The University of
Georgia Small Business Development Center is nationally accredited
by the Association of SBDCs.

The UGA SBDC at Morehouse College offers no-cost, confidential business consulting services complemented with training programs for established business owners and those starting a business. The SBDC also offers workshops, classes and conferences for entrepreneurs, small business owners, and their key employees on a variety of topics including strategic planning, procurement, marketing, financing, human resources, and more. See the SBDC’s upcoming programs.

We’re here to help …

Mission Statement

To create sustainable impact in our local community by providing resources to entrepreneurs and business owners in the West End, Metro Atlanta and Fulton County–one business at a time.

Donald Lamar, Area Director

With over 20 years of practical executive and entrepreneurial leadership experience, Donald Lamar brings a wealth of knowledge to organizations, businesses, and institutions. By teaching, coaching, and guiding them to reach goals and other key measures of success they learn to leverage a unique combination of technical and strategic abilities.

Prior to joining UGA-SBDC, Mr. Lamar co-founded Drayton, Drayton & Lamar Inc., as well as, owned, managed and operated businesses in the technology, restaurant, and management consulting industries. Donald has also worked as a senior business consultant for countless small businesses across the nation applying his knowledge of industry specializations in government contracting, systems integration, and general business management. In addition to his technical skills in management consulting, Donald has provided direct leadership training and educational instruction at an executive level, as well as, developed and implemented diverse engineering-based curriculums as a middle school STEM teacher dedicated to motivating students through positive encouragement and the reinforcement of concepts through interactive classroom instruction and observation.

Mr. Lamar’s favorite hobbies are motorcycling and hang gliding. He is an HBCU graduate from Prairie View A & M University and he completed his graduate studies at Georgia State University. Married for 28 years to Elouise, he is father of two adult daughters who are also college graduates.

Asha Manzy, Program Coordinator

Asha brings over three years of experience and a wealth of knowledge from the education as well as small business fields to the Program Coordinator position.

Prior to joining the UGA SBDC at Morehouse, Asha honed her skills focusing on program development, program delivery, and client management. She served in educational positions in the Clarke County School System as well as private education. Most recently, Ms. Manzy served as the Program Coordinator for the University of Georgia Food Science & Technology program where she worked with food entrepreneurs and food manufacturing companies.

Asha is a native of Athens, Georgia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Administration from Georgia Southern University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in History & Political Science from the University of West Georgia. In addition, she recently obtained her Master of Education in Leadership from Columbus State University. Ms. Manzy has a passion for cooking and is a budding entrepreneur with plans to start a meal prepping business and is a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.