Business Owners Get Connected to Local Resources at the Small Business Administration Roadshow
The Georgia District Office of the Small Business Administration (SBA) has taken their knowledge on the road this summer to inform Georgia businesses of the tools and resources available to plan, launch, manage and grow.
During the stop in Brunswick, GA the message to business owners was clear- that there is a community of partners working together to make Brunswick & Glynn County a great place to grow a business.
Community organizations such as the Brunswick & Glynn County Development Authority, Coastal Area District Development Authority, The Small Business Development Center, and others all had an opportunity to share programs and initiatives that they lead to better the business climate in our region.
President of the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce President, Ralph Staffins, stressed to the audience with the value of working alongside businesses and other community organizations. Leaving the audience with the familiar, but critical thought, “A rising ship lifts all tides.”
Vanessa Wagner, with The Development Authority, presented the upcoming focus of the Authority, some of which include attraction of new business, workforce development, and marketing.
“I was attracted to the region on my first visit. Yes, it checks all the boxes on the infrastructure needed for our target industries, but more importantly, I was impressed with the collaboration and solutions-focused mindset of the community partners and businesses. Sharing the business community’s story is one of my priorities in my work with the Development Authority.”
She also highlighted funding programs available to entrepreneurs in Glynn County, including a Revolving Loan Fund and Share the Future Grant program.
Additional presentations provided attendees with tools available to help small businesses in the government contracting sector or those in need of a business coach or mentor.
To learn more about some of the available local resources to help your business click here, or call the Development Authority at 912.265.6629.