FREE Business Consulting Offered in Sumter County Through the Rees Park Economic Development Center

Sponsored by the Sumter County Development Authority, One Sumter and the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce, consultant Heather Sharpe...

Beyond just offering low-cost classes, the UGA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has knowledgeable experts willing to meet with business owners to help access resources and to successfully navigate through obstacles that come with the stages of the business lifecycle. 

Sponsored by the  Sumter County Development Authority, One Sumter and the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce, consultant Heather Sharpe is joining our group each 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month, here at the Rees Park Economic Development Center.

Heather will be happy to schedule an appointment with any business in need of assistance. If you have questions or concerns as they relate to your company, please call or email for your appointment:

Heather Sharpe

229-420-1144

hsharpe@remove-thisgeorgiasbdc.org

Examples of Discussions:

For Existing Businesses

  • Business valuation (for discussion purposes only)
  • Access to market research resources
  • Business plan assistance
  • Income and cash flow projections
  • Loan proposal preparation
  • Accounting and financial management assistance
  • Cash flow analysis and ratio comparison
  • QuickBooks assistance
  • Strategic planning
  • Research on local, state, and federal regulatory requirements
  • Record-keeping systems and data management assistance
  • Marketing assistance
  • Human resource planning
  • Succession planning
  • Business continuity planning
  • Website design & improvement
  • Social media marketing
  • Business health check-up

For Startups

  • Understanding credit requirements and lending expectations
  • Access to market research resources
  • Market feasibility analysis
  • Break-even and financial feasibility analysis
  • Business plan assistance
  • Income and cash flow projection assistance
  • Loan proposal preparation
  • Understanding business entity structuring
  • Research on local, state, and federal regulatory requirements
  • Record-keeping systems and data management assistance
  • Marketing assistance
  • Human resource planning

This month, in addition to Heather’s consulting, please join us on October 23, 2019, for a small fee class dedicated to accelerating your Digital Marketing. Find more information through our Facebook page. Don’t forget to follow us to stay Sumter Business Savy.

We can also be reached through our website: SelectSumter.com

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