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A free course helping people in the Thomasville community become small business owners

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THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) – The Trade Town of Thomasville is partnering with the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center to provide resources to help people start a business.

Alyssa Foskey works for UGA.

“We understand that small businesses need help, and they don’t always know where to turn, and we want to be a resource in our community,” said Alyssa Foskey.

Foskey has helped hundreds of small business owners across Georgia.

Ansley Lacey of the Thomasville Chamber of Commerce told ABC that 27 people in this city are creative but need guidance as they embark on the path to entrepreneurship.

“It helps them learn the steps first, know who to talk to, and know exactly what they need to get started,” says Ansley Lacey.

Lacey said “Imagine Start a Business Class” serves as a one-stop-shop with multiple resources from different organizations in Thomasville.

“It helped me grow,” Logan Smith said.

Logan Smith is from Thomasville.

He turned his online business selling dog beds, wooden items and storefront furniture.

He said he received tools on financing, building your team, marketing, and understanding your local target market.

“You can spend days and days and days researching this stuff and they take the importance of this course and cut it down to an hour, hour and a half to hit all the high marks,” Smith said.

Sixty minutes of your day for a lifetime of success.

Imagine Start a Business Class is Wednesday, June 8and.

For more information on registration, go to Imagine starting a business class.