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.

April Lewis, Program Coordinator II

April J. Lewis is a graduate of American Intercontinental University in Atlanta, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She has over 20 years’ experience in the field of graphic design & marketing and over 10 years’ experience in project management. Prior to joining UGA SBDC at Morehouse College, April successfully co-founded and managed a family-owned tech company and has participated in many Atlanta based business cohorts and programs including Village Micro Fund, The Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs, and others.

As an Atlanta native, April has a deep-rooted family history at the AUC, with her grandfather, several uncles and cousins graduating from Morehouse, mother and sister graduating from CAU, and aunts graduating from Spelman. She is excited to bring her creativity, project management skills, and passion for entrepreneurship to the Program Coordinator II position at UGA SBDC at Morehouse.