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Business Spotlight: Johnson Grocery #2

By Amanda Manning

What is the business called?

“We are Johnson Grocery #2.”

What is your name and your position?

“My name is Bobby Patel and I am currently the owner.”

When did the business become established?

“This business began in May of 2004.”

What type of business is this?

“It is a convenience store and gas station.”

Is Brooks County the only area you serve? Where else?

“Yes, we serve all Brooks County residents and those who pass through the town.”

What advice would give to new entrepreneurs who want to start in Brooks County?

“Try to start by having good customer service and small. Do not start out too big. Grow as your customer base grows.”

What do you think are some of the biggest ups to owning this type of business?

“I would have to say that the biggest up would be getting to know my customers and being able to provide their wants.”

What do you think are some of the biggest downs to owning this type of business?

“The long hours you must put in to beat the competition.”

Are you located in other parts of Brooks County?

“No, we are at the caution light on North Washington St. across from the Georgia Ag building, but nowhere else.”

Are you planning to expand in other areas of Brooks County or elsewhere?

“Not at this time.”

Do you have a website or social media page?

“No, we can be found on Google Search.”

What is one thing you would like your customers to know?

“I want all my customers to know they are appreciated so much for doing business with us and that we thank you for it.”

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