Albany SBDC Office

The University of Georgia SBDC
125 Pine Avenue, Suite 142
Albany, GA 31701
Phone: (229) 420-1144
Fax: (229) 430-3933
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The Georgia SBDC Network provides low cost training and free consulting services including assistance with business plan development, market analysis and marketing strategies, financial analysis, compliance and legal issues, and preparation of loan submissions for individuals who want to start their own businesses or expand an existing one.


Debbie Finney
B.B.A., Emory University
M.B.A., University of Georgia
Area Director in Albany

Debbie Finney brings 28 years of work experience in the private sector to the SBDC where she provides consulting services to businesses in Southwest Georgia. As medical practice administrator for a neurosurgery practice for seven years, Ms. Finney was instrumental in opening two new office locations in the Greater Atlanta area as well as managing all aspects of the practice. She also has experience in hospital based medical practice management and marketing medical practices. As a native Albanian, Ms Finney operated a retail garden center where she also developed and opened a gift/Christmas shop. She was in charge of management, marketing, operations, human resources,and finance for both businesses. During this time she wrote and produced local TV, radio, and newspaper advertising. She produced and starred in TV business infomercials. Ms Finney has also been an instructor of business classes at Darton College. Her areas of expertise include Quickbooks accounting software, finance, management, marketing, human resources, workers compensation,and medical practice management.


David D. Dunn
B.B.A. in Accounting, Valdosta State University
M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting, Albany State College
Business Consultant in Albany

David Dunn has been a business consultant with the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center for over 25 years. He has a BBA in accounting from Valdosta State College and an MBA from Albany State College. Prior to joining the University of Georgia, David worked fourteen years in the manufacturing sector with the Firestone Tire Company in the areas of production, quality control, and management.

David has consulted one-on-one with literally thousands of companies in all aspects of business. He teaches practical application seminars for businesses and has made national presentations to the National Main Street Association, the National Entrepreneurship Education Forum, and the Association of Small Business Development Centers. He is also a former instructor for Georgia Southwestern University, and an adjunct instructor for Moultrie Technical College.

David has published numerous articles in various newspapers, as well as in Georgia Trend’s Small Business Guide and other publications. He is also a former weekly business columnist for the Tifton Gazette.

In 2006, David was presented “The Extra Mile Award” by the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center and also the National Association of Small Business Development Center’s “Distinguished Service Award” for his work with entrepreneurs on the Gulf Coast immediately after the Hurricane Katrina disaster. He was presented the 2011 Georgia SBDC Network’s prestigious Consultant of the Year Award and was also named by the Association of Small Business Development Centers as the 2012 Georgia State Star. David is designated as one of the Georgia SBDC’s three agriculture specialists.

 

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The SBDC has been instrumental in keeping my team and me abreast to what’s going on in the world as it relates to small business

- Bobbie and Herman Lee

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