The Southwest Georgia Bank 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.

Click here to view the registration packet and competition rules for the 2015 Southwest Georgia Bank Business Plan Competition.  The 2016 Southwest Georgia Bank Business Plan Competition will begin in January of 2016.

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Angela Roark of Monarch Hair Solutions, LLC
2014 Southwest Georgia Bank Business Plan Competition Winner

2014 Competition Angel Sponsors

2012 Winner
i2o Technologies

Donnee Upson

2010 Winner
Innovate! Engineering Solutions

Bill Kent

2008 Winner
Azalea Health

Dan Henry, Doug Swords & Baha Zeidan

2006 Winner
SmithBarnas & Associates

Megan Smith & Anne Turner

2011 Winner
Fowler & Company, LLC

Curt Fowler

2009 Winner
SEGA Medical Research


Robbin Miller

2007 Winner
Code 3 Response

Barbara Fender

Business Plan Competition Sponsor

“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.”

Jeff Hanson,
Southwest Georgia Bank

Business Plan Competition Partners

2014 Business Plan Competition Angel Sponsors

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