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Seasoned Entrepreneur Experiences Rapid Growth

  • Posted by Joshua Newman
  • On August 26, 2022
Carey Jones has owned many businesses in his lifetime. His newest – Reliable Rolloff Solutions – is a commercial/residential dumpster service he launched with a dear family friend, Donald “DJ” Jones, in Wayne County in 2016. Quickly, Jones realized this company’s challenges differed from those he’d launched earlier.   “I’d never owned a business that […]
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Atlanta Architect Win Clients & Awards

  • Posted by Joshua Newman
  • On August 26, 2022
Business Knowledge Paired with Stellar Design Wins Clients and Awards for Atlanta Architect   Monica Fenderson loves the design side of architecture, which she practiced in several private firms early in her career. But she wanted to start her own firm, so she took a part-time job as a construction manager for Gwinnett County and […]
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UGA Assists with Launch of Turmeric Business

  • Posted by Joshua Newman
  • On August 26, 2022
South Georgia couple launches turmeric supplement business with UGA assistance When customers ask Diane and Ed Taylor about the pain-relieving properties of turmeric, they tell them about Bo and Tarra.   The two Asian elephants, who live on the 850-acre Elephant Refuge of North America (ERNA) in southern Georgia, no longer suffer from arthritis since […]
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A Helping Hand

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On July 5, 2022
Darrel Hulsey Director of the UGA SBDC International Trade Center   Darrel Hulsey has spent the last 30 years helping small businesses in Georgia thrive. As the director of the International Trade Center at the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Hulsey spends his days helping small business owners begin exporting their products […]
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What’s Cooking

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On June 16, 2022
Federal restaurant revitalization fund brings new life to Americus institution     Tracia Tullis and her mom Gladys opened Gladys’ Kitchen in Americus 27 years ago. The country cooking restaurant, known for its crispy fried chicken, signature dessert and the delicious caramelly Butter Roll, is an important community asset, a popular gathering place on weekdays, […]
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How to Stand Out on LinkedIn

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On June 13, 2022
  “What do people need to know about you?”    This basic question should underlie every decision you make about what to include on your LinkedIn profile.    User surveys show that the two most popular uses of LinkedIn are to look at somebody’s profile before and after they meet with them.    What does […]
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Lawn care company exceeds yearly projections with help from SBDC

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On June 6, 2022
  Kyle Flanagan’s roots are in lawn care – the Florida native started mowing lawns in his parents’ neighborhood when he was just 11. He moved to Athens in 2002 to attend the University of Georgia and worked for a regional chem-lawn company to pay for tuition.   As he built connections in the community […]
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