The Business Plan Competition began in 2005, with the goal of creating a competition that encourages excellence in the planning stages of new businesses and ensures that more local businesses succeed. At the end of the competition, the winner will receive $10,000 in start-up capital along with thousands of dollars of in-kind services from Chamber members. In turn, winners must commit to hiring university and technical college graduates. It is through this competition that we hope to create jobs that keep graduates in Valdosta-Lowndes County. Southwest Georgia Bank is the sponsor of the competition.
Click the button below to view the registration packet and competition rules for the 2017 Southwest Georgia Bank Business Plan Competition.
2016 Business Plan Competition winner, Thressea Boyd
“Southwest Georgia Bank recognizes that small business is the backbone of our economy. An investment in small business is an investment in our community. Our long term commitment to the Business Plan Competition is a great way for SGB to re-invest capital into the community that has been so supportive of us, and it further demonstrates our long term commitment to Valdosta – Lowndes County.”
Southwest Georgia Bank