13 Tips for a Successful Business

  • Posted by Stacy Johnson
  • On October 1, 2015
Here are 13 tips to help your business grow and succeed.   1. Invoice and collect on a timely basis Don’t forget to check your accounts receivables and aging reports for any balances that are outstanding. If after 30 thirty days you have failed to receive payment, set up a template and a reminder on […]
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The Entrepreneurial DNA and the Keys to Success

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On September 30, 2015
In the eighteenth century, the typical entrepreneur was defined simply as one who started a business. This definition has over time expanded to include other attributes such as one who is a risk taker as well as one who possess the ability and skills to manage scarce resources.  In today’s global environment, the DNA of […]
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7 Tools From Google to Boost Your Brand

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On September 21, 2015
Who doesn’t want to boost their brand and elevate your online exposure? Well, you’re in luck! Google offers ginormous selection of tools that make “brand boosting” possible for your small business. While some of these services are well known, others are a bit hidden. Regardless, the major commonality of these tools are that they can be a […]
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New Authority Will Bolster Women-Owned Small Businesses

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On September 11, 2015
The U.S. Small Business Administration put out a press release today stating the following: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today issued a final rule authorizing federal agencies to award sole-source contracts to women-owned small businesses eligible for the Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract Program. Effective October 14, 2015, the rule levels […]
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Finding the Cash You Need for Your Business

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On September 10, 2015
Cash is the life blood of any business, large or small. Like an elite athlete requiring a gulp of oxygen to finish the drill, most businesses need outside sources of cash for top performance – to purchase equipment, enter new markets, or meet payroll. If you need cash to start or grow, what are the options? Equity investment is […]
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Let’s Help Banks Help Us

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On September 10, 2015
In working with many small businesses in the middle Georgia area on a daily basis, I hear recurring questions. The most popular ones seem to be “Why can’t I get a loan?” Or “Why won’t my bank approve my request?” From that, it usually becomes, “My bank doesn’t want my business anymore,” or “This bank […]
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Technology Must-Haves for Small Business

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On September 9, 2015
Have a great idea for your own small business, but don’t feel like you have the experience to get started with making it a reality? With the job situation still uncertain in much of the country, many people are stepping away from traditional job paths to start their own companies instead. Fortunately, this means that […]
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Four Factors to Consider When Expanding your Business

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On September 2, 2015
There will come a time when you will saturate the market and have to consider growing your business by entering a new location. While there are many factors to consider, current relationships could play a major role in the success of the new location. As you and your team begin searching and planning, remember to consider […]
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Advertising on Facebook the Niche Way

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On September 2, 2015
Not a day goes by without me getting questions about how to better use social media to help gain new customers and increase sales. In particular, business owners want to use Facebook more efficiently because they use it personally and know that many of their customers use the popular network. Well it’s true; according to a USA Today article, there are 1.39 […]
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3 Ways for an Entrepreneur to Stay Sane, Healthy, and Successful

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On September 1, 2015
Running business can be stressful enough to drive just about anyone crazy. Here’s how to keep your sanity and be successful. A recent University of California study revealed that entrepreneurs are particularly prone to mental health issues. Why is that? Well, many entrepreneurs are creative thinkers, keen observers of the world around them, and driven […]
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