Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
July 21, 2005
Albany- Starting a business is a challenge, but there are resources that can help.
"It's something that I've always desired, it's something that I always wanted to do, I want to impact lives," said Seward Jartu, a potential business owner.
So Seward, now a manager at Walgreens, is looking at the possibility of being his own boss. "I primarily want to develop, redevelop lands, houses that have been abandoned as you can see behind me," said Jartu.
While he's just getting started he hopes a class on how to start a business at Albany Technical College, will help with some of the obstacles. "Money is always a big obstacle, finding people that can partner up with you that have the same desire and goals," said Jartu.
No matter what the business, whether it's women's clothing store or a restaurant, if you don't have a proper business plan you could be finished before you start.
"Having the plan is one important step, the next most important thing is financing. Funding is a big issue for businesses and having the amount of capital needed to run that business," said Teresa Rayburn, Business Consultant.
She says, if you don't have the capital or money to advertise then you should probably reconsider. "There's a big myth that there's a big pool of government money available for small businesses and it just doesn't exist," said Rayburn.
Consultants like Teresa say, there are plenty of opportunities in South Georgia for small business owners but new owners need to be prepared for the risks. Some say the risk is worth it.
"Albany has lots of potential, lots of potential and I think if somebody could just step out there and do something we can see lots of things happen for this small town," said Jartu.
The class, "How to Start a Business" is offered once a month through the University of Georgia. Once the class is complete a consultant is assigned to each student to help guide them towards their goal. To access more infomation on how to start a business you can contact the University of Georgia's web site at www.sbdc.uga.edu.