August 5, 2019

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

UGA SBDC at VSU Presents Alternative Financing Forum

VALDOSTA — The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Valdosta State University will present Alternative Financing Forum from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8. Registration is free of charge.

Sponsored by United Midwest Savings Bank, Alternative Financing Forum is a no-cost financial workshop for small business owners in need of capital to operate and grow their business. A panel of experts will discuss the different funding options available and help attendees decide the best option for their unique business. 

Headquartered in Athens, the Small Business Development Center is a partnership between the University of Georgia, Valdosta State University, the University of West Georgia, Georgia State University, Georgia Southern University, Clayton State University, and Kennesaw State University. It is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the United States Small Business Administration, boasts 17 offices across the state, and strives to enhance the economic well-being of Georgians by providing a wide range of educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs, including no-cost, confidential consulting services.

The UGA Small Business Development Center at VSU serves the citizens of Atkinson, Berrien, Brooks, Clinch, Coffee, Cook, Echols, Lanier, Lowndes, and Thomas counties and is considered an essential resource for small businesses in South Georgia.

Please visit to reserve a seat.

Alternative Financing Forum will meet in VSU’s Pound Hall Auditorium on the Rea and Lillian Steele North Campus across from South Georgia Medical Center.

Contact Cindy Corgan, program coordinator with the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at VSU, at or (229) 245-3738 to learn more.

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