November 30, 2022

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As happened to quite a few whose careers associated a whole lot of travel, Kenneth L. Johnson Jr. of Augusta went from criss-crossing Georgia most weeks for his state governing administration occupation to remaining household throughout the pandemic. It gave the occupation educator time to reassess his capabilities and speculate if he may be in a position to use them in a different way for himself and his household.

“Which is when the lightbulb form of went off for me,” claimed Johnson, co-director of the statewide Governor’s College Management Academy in the Office of Student Achievement.

He and his newborn enterprise are portion of the initially class in the’s Make Startups application, which is serving to participants learn the ropes of entrepreneurship and establish their new companies. The program is funded by a $250,000 Partnership for Inclusive Innovation grant from Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan and is component of his public-personal initiative to assist tiny business enterprise.

The, a small business and know-how incubator in the Georgia Cyber Heart, is essentially primary the effort that involves other incubators in Ga: Creative Coast in Savannah, Zane Accessibility in Atlanta, Spark Macon and Startup Columbus.

Johnson wasn’t by yourself in reassessing what he would like to do with his profession. Just about 4 million men and women stop their positions in June, a 46% increase above the 2.64 million who give up careers in June 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Figures. That charge is greatest in the South, which experienced a 48% maximize above the former year and has extra resignations and a higher fee than other locations of the region, the agency famous.