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Helping small disadvantaged business become successful

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany non-profit wants to help small businesses grow by connecting them with successful large companies.

The Albany Diversity Counsel will help business owners form partnerships with mentors who can help them with technical assistance, funding, and becoming more credit worthy.

Organizers say with Albany losing so many jobs, small businesses need to work hard to grow, and entrepreneurs need to step up.

"Dougherty County is being hit of course by loosing Cooper Tire, we've lost Merck and some of the larger companies, so our goal is to work with and identify about 500 small businesses and over the next two to three years the goal is to work with the partnerships and help them grow into million dollar companies," Cassandra Miller, Albany Diversity Counsel Pres.

It will cost you $50 to join the Diversity Council.

For more information, call the Small Disadvantaged Business Center at (229) 878-3151.

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