Get Your Business Online, Even if You Don’t Have a Website

  • Posted by IT Support
  • On September 1, 2017
According to Google’s “Let’s Put Our Cities On the Map” program, 4 out of 5 consumers use search engines to find local business information. That may not be surprising news to you as a consumer.  What is the first thing you do when you need to find something?  Chances are, you pull out your cell phone […]
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HOW DO I CHOOSE THE BEST SUPPLIER FOR MY BUSINESS?

  • Posted by IT Support
  • On July 24, 2017
When you think about your business and its success, are you also thinking about who your suppliers will be and what part they will play in the success of your business? If you aren’t, then you should be.  In a successful business, the bottom line is sales.  If you aren’t making sales, you won’t be […]
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Before You Write that Marketing Plan!  Five Things Every Business Should Do First

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  • On July 3, 2017
Before You Write that Marketing Plan!  Five Things Every Business Should Do First Debbie Finney, Albany Area Director and Business Consultant   As a business consultant for the SBDC, I work with clients to develop marketing plans or to update and improve their marketing efforts. When it comes to effective marketing today, I think of […]
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Delivering Great Customer Service in a Digital World

  • Posted by IT Support
  • On June 1, 2017
Heather Sharpe, Business Consultant, UGA SBDC in Albany It seems that customers have an endless way to interact with businesses these days – and an equally endless number of ways to share their experience, good or bad.  What is the best way to manage this interaction?  And how do you stay on top of online […]
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Roundtable Recap – Nuggets from GSR January 2017

  • Posted by IT Support
  • On February 3, 2017
Wow, for those of you that were able to join us for the January edition of the GrowSmart Roundtable, what a great way to not only start off our new monthly series but what a great way to start 2017 as we look at how to make our businesses better. KJ Wari our local Chick-fil-A […]
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Strategic Plans Are Less Important than Strategic Planning

  • Posted by IT Support
  • On June 23, 2016
Mention the word “plan” to most managers and the image that springs to their minds might well be a travel plan. Drawn up by travel agents, these lay out in clear and certain terms the sequence of your trip and what to expect when, specifying: where you’re going from, your destination, where you’ll stay en route […]
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