The APH Group

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THE APH GROUP
SUSAN BROD AND ANTHONY HIGGINS
7370 HODGSON MEMORIAL DR., SUIET D-11
SAVANNAH, GA 31406
912-352-1805PH
912-352-1803FX
WWW.APHGROUP.US

Susan Brod and Anthony Higgins were searching for a warmer climate to relocate their business and found the port City of Savannah perfect for their business needs. The APH Group is a business-to-business service company that specializes in sales outsourcing and assists international companies expand their market penetration in the United States.

The APH Group will first provide a feasibility study for a client in order to see if expansion into the U.S. would make financial sense. If indications are positive the APH Group can also set up a sales force in the U.S. that can give the client immediate access the local markets without a long “ramp-up” time plus find sales representatives who are established with the expertise needed by the overseas client. This dramatically cuts both time and costs in market penetration.

Ms. Brod sought help from the Small Business Assistance Corporation in obtaining a loan to set up the office and provide working capital. SBAC approached Bank of the South’s Carole Hill and proposed a loan with a CDBG guarantee. Mrs. Hill reviewed the loan and after meeting with Ms. Brod and Mr. Higgins agreed to enter into the loan with the help of SBAC.