b'IN GEORGIA.Its Great to Be SmallW ith more than one million small businesses in Georgia, where do would-be entrepreneurs or seasoned small business owners go to find the right tools and resources to start a business or expand an existing one? Established in 1977, the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a statewide ecosystem that fosters the spirit, support, and success of hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators. With 17 offices strategically located across the state, the SBDC provides a wide range of consulting services and educational training for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.South Georgia Business + Culture Magazine asked Walt Moore, Alyssa Foskey, and Cindy Corgan, with the SBDC at Valdosta State University, to answer a few of the top questions on the minds of small business owners. QUESTIONS & ANSWERSSGAMAG: What services does the SBDC provide in starting a business? The University of Georgia SBDC offers a wide variety of services ranging from local training opportunities to one-on-one consulting, such as business plan development, human resources, agribusiness, marketing, accounting and finance, and strategic planning.SGAMAG: Who is eligible to use services provided by the SBDC, and what are the costs? Our services are available to both beginning entrepreneurs and experienced business owners looking to grow their business. Funded by taxpayer dollars through the SBA (Small Business Administration) as well as funds from the University of Georgia, our consulting services are no-cost.18 SG MAGAZINE| FALL 2019 BUSINESS + CULTURE19'