The Flory Small Business Center: Helping Small Businesses for More Than 20 Years
The Flory Small Business Center (The Flory Center), which operates out of the historic Ben Lomond Caretaker’s House, has served the Greater Manassas community since 1991. Funded primarily by local governments and the Prince William Industrial Development Authority, the organization helps the community thrive with growth in sales and jobs by assisting small business owners. Linda Decker is the center’s president and has been there from its beginning.
Prince William Living spoke to Decker, who explained how the center works with business owners at various stages to promote economic growth in the community. The center has only six employees, who serve in a number of roles from consultants to event planners and educators. Each works with clients according to their needs, without charging for their services.