The Business Expansion Center (BEC), located in the John M. Pope Technology Center on the Americus Campus of SGTC, provides assistance to entrepreneurs in the six-county service area by helping them build a strong foundation to be successful. By providing comprehensive support of companies in their start-up stages and helping entrepreneurs achieve their dreams, the BEC is a cornerstone in assisting in the development of a more vibrant economy for local communities. Through evaluations, mentors and training, the BEC helps entrepreneurs adequately plan and prepare for their new business. The BEC also provides temporary office space equipped with everything needed to get started. For more information call 229.931.2040.