0558-001 VSU Risky to Resilient: Strategic Growth for Businesses

Risky to Resilient: Strategic Growth for Businesses

Wednesday, May 15th
$ 0.00
In Person
Managing a Business


Ready to take your business to the next level?

You're not alone. But scaling a business requires more than a dream. It demands strategic planning, resilience, and the foresight to navigate the challenges and disruptions ahead. Join us and explore what growth means for your business, identify the internal and external obstacles that can derail that growth, and develop a proactive (not reactive!) strategy to mitigate the risk that will come your way. Connect with a panel of industry experts who specialize in helping businesses prepare for threats and uncertainty. You'll leave feeling prepared to lead when things don't go as planned and thrive in a constantly evolving business landscape.

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  • Determine if your business is set up for strategic growth
  • Identify challenges and pitfalls that can hinder business growth
  • Develop a proactive plan to deal with business interruptions
  • Build a local team of resources to develop a risk management strategy


Wednesday, May 15, 2024
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Cost: $0.00
Health Sciences & Business Administration
2525 North Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA



Matthew Oleson

Matthew Oleson is a Business Consultant at the UGA SBDC in Columbus. Prior to joining the UGA SBDC, Matthew owned numerous businesses and was in sales. His entrepreneurial endeavors have included marketing, residential improvement, a fast casual food concept, and a food franchise. His sales careers have been in print and brand marketing and insurance. His years of sales and entrepreneurship extend over a decade with accumulated knowledge spanning several industries. He brings extensive experience in sales, training, brand development, print and promotional solutions, and business development to the organization.

Alyssa Foskey

Alyssa Foskey serves as the Area Director for the UGA Small Business Development Center at Valdosta State University. She joined the Valdosta team in 2019 with 20+ years of customer service experience, 15+ years teaching in higher education, and 11+ years of contract training that includes customization and instruction in business management.

Additionally, Alyssa has specialized knowledge of the childcare industry and is active with the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and other childcare organizations. She also has a knowledge base in logistics and transportation from her sales experience in the freight industry.  

Hosting Center: UGA Small Business Development Center at Valdosta State University
A Public Service and Outreach unit of the University of Georgia, funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Carlotta Braswell at [email protected] or call 229-245-3738