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April 27, 2014

Business summit part of South Georgia Classic

VALDOSTA — The South Georgia Classic returns this week as part of the Web.com tour. In addition to the golf tournament, Web.com hosts its annual Small Business Summit.

Part networking, part consulting and part watch a few rounds of golf, the Small Business Summit is scheduled for 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Kinderlou Forest Golf Club, off Highway 84.

“On the PGA Tour, it’s all about corporations,” said Mike Young, a Web.com spokesman. “We want small business owners to experience the same treatment.

“So many cities rely on small businesses. They’re the growth engine for most communities. And coming out of the recessions, small businesses are more important than ever for this economy.”

Local small business owners are offered two VIP passes to spend Friday taking in some golf, networking with other businessmen and businesswomen, and taking advantage of free on-site consulting.

“Today, you really have to understand the analytics of how to drive traffic to your website and what it is you really want to do with your online traffic,” Young said.

VIP ticket vouchers are available for print at smallbusinesssummit.web.com. Tickets will also be available at the event, but people arriving at the event without advanced tickets must have proof of their connection with a small business.

Young said approved participants “can come and stay all day or five minutes.”

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