Small business owners, do you have a strategic plan for business growth? How about for succession planning? Learn the how’s and the why’s of these business imperatives during our interview with Lloyd Atkins of the University of Georgia SBDC and Robert Yancy, Ph.D., of SCORE Atlanta. A wealth of FREE information and resources are within your reach! Listen in and then take advantage for the success of your business.
Robert J. Yancy, Ph.D. / SCORE Atlanta
Robert J. Yancy is the current Chairman of SCORE Chapter 48 (SCORE Atlanta). He has been a SCORE volunteer for 8 years.
Yancy retired in 2006, after 23 years as Professor and 15 years as founding Dean of the School of Management at Southern Polytechnic State University. He was elected “Professor Emeritus” and “Outstanding Faculty of the Year” for 2005-2006, and received the university’s nomination to the “University System of Georgia Hall of Fame” in 2006.
During his tenure as an administrator in the University System of Georgia, Dr. Yancy served as Chairman of the Regent’s Council of Business School Deans, and as Chairman of the Regent’s Advisory Committee on Graduate Affairs.
Prior to working at Southern Polytechnic he served the faculties of the University of West Georgia, Clark Atlanta University, Hampton University, Albany State University, and Southern University.
He has a number of research publications relating to small business and management, including a six-part series entitled “Managing Business” that appeared in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, and a book entitled Federal Government Policy and Black Business Enterprise. He also co-authored (with Dr. Edward D. Irons) a series of case studies on African American entrepreneurs.
Dr. Yancy’s business experience includes the following: partner in Park Space, an airport shuttle parking facility in Atlanta; ownership/management of residential rental properties, President and CEO of ZEBRA Corp., a pioneering manufacturer of industrial paints and coatings, and consultant with FRANNET (a franchise sales organization). He is currently managing partner of Yancy’s Place LLC an on-line referral service for home healthcare. He has also consulted for a number of businesses, large and small.
Dr. Yancy has participated in the Babson College, “Seminar in Entrepreneurial Education” and has done post-graduate work in Higher Education Administration. He earned the B.A. degree from Morehouse College, the M.B.A. from Atlanta University, and the Ph.D. from the Northwestern University, “Kellogg School of Management”. (He defended his Ph.D. dissertation on the day before his 29th birthday).
Dr. Yancy is a member of a number of civic and community oriented organizations including100 Black Men of Atlanta, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, SCORE, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. He is listed in a number of reference publications including; “Who’s Who in Finance and Industry in America,” “Outstanding Young Man in America,” “Who’s Who in the South and Southwest,” the “International Directory of Distinguished Leadership,” “Black Georgian of the Year in Business,” “Pioneer Businessman of the Year’,” and “Living Legends in Black.”
Lloyd Atkins / University of Georgia SBDC
Lloyd Atkins is a consultant with the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center’s Office of Minority Business Development. Prior to joining the staff of the Office of Minority Business Development, Mr. Atkins was a business consultant with the Georgia State University SBDC in Atlanta for 26 years. He is an experienced small business
advisor specializing in procurement issues. Atkins has made presentations on the subject at the ASBDC Annual Conferences and more recently at the Association of Procurement Assistance Centers Annual Spring Training Conference in Atlanta in April 2013. Additionally, Atkins does quarterly workshops on SBA 8(a) certification for the SBA Georgia
District office as well as other certification workshops for SBDC offices around the state of Georgia.