Member Proudly Supports: - American Cancer Society
- Children's Advocacy Center
- Georgia Sheriff's Boys Ranch
- Habitat for Humanity
- The Humane Society
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Valdosta State University's Small Business Development Center is a public service outreach unit that provides business and economic development assistance for Atkinson, Berrien, Brooks, Clinch, Coffee, Cook, Echols, Lanier, Lowndes, and Thomas Counties in South Central Georgia. As part of VSU's Harley Langdale, Jr. College of Business Administration, the SBDC is an essential resource for small businesses. Practical experience, combined with advanced education, gives our consultants the ability to apply current business theory to the challenges faced by today's entrepreneurs.
As part of The Georgia Small Business Development Center Network, the VSU SBDC is one of seventeen offices located throughout the state. In 2012, The Georgia SBDC Network celebrated its 35th Anniversary of providing "Expertise for Entrepreneurs!" Headquartered at the University of Georgia in Athens, VSU's SBDC is working in partnership with seven other universities and colleges to provide business consulting and continuing education opportunities to Georgia's entrepreneurs.
Annually, the Georgia SBDC Network provides consulting assistance to more than 5,000 business clients on a wide variety of topics such as writing a business plan, applying for a loan or other financial assistance, QuickBooks, and marketing their products or services. Additionally, the SBDC provides continuing education programs to more than 10,000 individuals each year on a diverse curriculum including Starting a Business, QuickBooks, Sales and Use Tax, Marketing, Business Planning, and others. The Georgia SBDC Network is proud to be the premiere service provider to the state's small businesses.
Thank you for your interest in the Valdosta State University Small Business Development Center. We look forward to helping your business grow and prosper in South Georgia.
The Leadership Institute at Columbus State University is a university-based consulting group that provides expertise and training in leadership development, team building, assessments, executive coaching and strategic planning. Founded in 2005, the Leadership Institute has worked with more than 200 organizations and helped develop thousands of leaders.
General consulting in corporate, public and community affairs. Blackstone,LLC is also involved in strategy development in political and corporate outreach and development projects. These opportunities typically involve work in political campaign consulting and helping new or existing business entities establish or expand their footprint within Georgia.
We are a search marketing agency, Google Partner and local guide helping businesses with their Google rankings through SEO - SEM and online visibility. We get your business on page 1 of Google, which brings in more leads and customers to your business. We also offer internet marketing, video marketing, web design, social media marketing and management services.
Member Proudly Supports: - United Way
- Boys and Girls Clubs
Gary R. Zeigler, P.C., Certified Public Accountants and Consultants,is an established professional service firm providing a full range of consulting, audit, advisory, financial, tax, and accounting services. The firm was founded by Gary R. Zeigler, Certified Public Accountant, in 1975 with the specific objective to provide quality professional services.
Shane Copeland, President and founder of Copeland Collision Consulting, LLC is a south Georgia native. He is a graduate of Georgia Christian School in Valdosta, Georgia where he served four years as class president. Despite a 16 year marriage and three children, he is currently in his senior semester at Valdosta State University. He is a SCUBA Rescue Divemaster and is currently acquiring his commercial pilot?s license. Shane has served the state of Georgia as a Trooper at Post 31, Valdosta since 2008. He is also a Deacon at the Dasher Church of Christ and a member of three local music bands.
Shane began surveying and mapping in 1995 with McLeod Surveying Company. Here, he became proficient in the fields of geometry and calculus. He took these acquired skills to the 86th Georgia State Trooper Academy with aspirations of someday becoming a member of the Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (S.C.R.T.). Shane successfully completed On-Scene Crash Investigation Levels 1-2, Accident Reconstruction Levels 1-5 as well as Pedestrian Crash Investigation, Motorcycle Crash Investigation and Forensic Mapping/Computer Aid Drafting. In 2016 he completed the Momentum Angle Measurement course and passed the state of Georgia reconstruction comprehensive exam certifying him as a Crash Reconstruction Specialist.
Mr. Copeland has investigated nearly 1600 accidents as a Trooper and was lead investigator for 20 fatal accidents. He has investigated and or assisted other investigators with hundreds of serious injury accidents. While currently awaiting a position to open on the S.C.R.T., he instructs crash investigation and accident reconstruction at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center. He has testified in numerous court and deposition settings.
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