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Valdosta small businesses get some help

Dominique Moses (left) and Jose Perez (right) Dominique Moses (left) and Jose Perez (right)
Vanassa Flucas Vanassa Flucas
Clovice Vaughn Clovice Vaughn
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - A small business resource fair was held in Valdosta Tuesday to help business owners and entrepreneurs get resources on how to help their business grow.

Small business co-owners Dominique Moses and Jose Perez took advantage of the opportunity to speak with companies and get information that can help their up and coming fitness business grow in South Georgia.

"What we wanna do is, we wanna connect with the local small businesses," said Moses. "We wanna get all the info that we can and basically just network."

The city of Valdosta and the FDIC brought companies from all over the state to Valdosta to bring helpful information to small business owners instead of making them travel to meet with the companies and get the information they need.

"It's a free program that's set up to help small businesses become competitive in getting businesses through the city with our procurement process," said event coordinator Vanassa Flucas.

Flucas said the resource fair is important for small businesses in Valdosta and across South Georgia.

"The information is not readily available to us, and in a lot of instances a lot of the offices in which they need to make contact with are located in Macon or Atlanta," Flucas pointed out.

Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council is one such company. They're based in Atlanta and work to help minority-owned small businesses succeed.

"Being here in Valdosta is a real honor. To come down here, take some of this talent in the South Georgia area, spread it out throughout the state," said Clovice Vaughn, GMSDC's representative at Tuesday's fair.

Something Moses, Perez, and all the other small business owners and entrepreneurs at the fair look forward to as well.

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