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Georgia Southerns Small Business Development Center moving to City Campus
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Georgia Southern University's Small Business Development Center, currently located in the Market District, will soon relocate to City Campus in downtown Statesboro, 58 E. Main St.

Beginning Jan. 1, the center will operate from City Campus as part of the Business Innovation Group. The innovation group will also house the Center for Entrepreneurial Learning and Leadership, which includes GENIE, a virtual incubator linking small businesses in rural Georgia to resources at Georgia Southern; the Innovation Incubator and Fabrication Laboratory, commonly known as the FabLab, the Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development.

All are part of Georgia Southern's College of Business Administration.

"Having all of the components of the Business Innovation Group located at the City Campus will enable us to enhance services to the region's entrepreneurship and business community," said Dominique Halaby, the director of business research bureau and entrepreneurial center. "The relocation of the SBDC is a key component of our effort to create a business and community development hub for the region."

The development center serves for-profit businesses in a 13-county area surrounding Statesboro. Those counties are: Bryan, Bulloch, Candler, Chatham, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Jenkins, Liberty, Montgomery, Screven, Tattnall and Toombs.

A part of the Georgia Small Business Development Center Network, the Small Business Development Center provides consulting assistance on a variety of topics that include writing business plans, applying for loans or other financial assistance, QuickBooks and marketing. In addition to consulting assistance, the development center provides continuing education programs on starting, planning and running a business.

 

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