It’s Not Just About the Plumbing

  • Posted by Geoffrey Loften
  • On July 3, 2017
I am often amazed in this highly competitive business environment at the frequent failures in customer service displayed by so many businesses, big or small. It seems that business owners, and their employees, have forgotten the simplest of courtesies in dealing with people. A story was shared with me recently of someone who contacted a […]
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Increase Sales Using Consistent Follow-up

  • Posted by Allison Willis
  • On June 22, 2017
I find it most perplexing when I am meeting with clients and they say their sales are not going very well. When I ask them what is happening, they say they called once, they left a message and they never heard back from their prospect. Follow up is so very important to building the customer […]
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I-85 Collapse & Risk Management Strategies for Small Business

  • Posted by Allison Willis
  • On June 21, 2017
After the I-85 collapse last month I began thinking about how lack of planning is causing a big headache for Atlanta commuters. Many funny cartoons and videos have been making the rounds on social media and it is good for a quick laugh. But long term the implications of not having a risk management plan […]
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Improve your business success by making time for professional development!

  • Posted by Allison Willis
  • On June 21, 2017
Often business people get so caught up in the day to day that they do not make the time, nor do they see the value, of taking the time to attend professional development programs that can help them manage and grow their business. Below are four reasons why it’s so important to make time for […]
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“If I Only had Known…”

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On June 20, 2017
As one looks to enter the world of entrepreneurship or expand their current business, the question is the same….What are some common mistakes or things we can avoid. Here are a few of them: Cash is King! Not having a large enough cash reserve in the beginning or in the growth stage of a business […]
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Leading from Behind: The True Meaning

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On June 19, 2017
Every now and again, you run across something that just gets to you… it really sticks. Whether it be a poem, motivational quote, a book, or maybe a story of business success, often times, these bits of inspiration stay with us and help keep us entrepreneurs moving forward. Today, while scrolling through Facebook (as us […]
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Entrepreneurship: 5 Critical Success Factors

  • Posted by Allison Willis
  • On June 19, 2017
Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. Do you have what it takes to own your own business? Below are 5 critical success factors every entrepreneur should have to successfully run their own business.   Sacrifice – Are you willing to sacrifice short term to benefit in the long term? Don’t be fooled into […]
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Networking and Lead Generation in Today’s Digital World

  • Posted by Geoffrey Loften
  • On June 5, 2017
I often talk to small business owners about the importance of networking for lead generation. And often times, I am met with resistance as the business owner recalls the countless networking events he has attended, that were not enjoyable, and from which no new doors were opened.  The reason for this is his networking activities […]
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Half of Millennials Plan to Start a Business in the Next 3 Years

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On May 31, 2017
Study Conducted by America’s SBDC Reveals Insights into the Entrepreneurial Mindsets of Different Generations of Americans Washington, D.C. – America’s SBDC partnered with the Center for Generational Kinetics to better understand how different generations view and approach entrepreneurship. The findings reinforced previously held beliefs such as a strong entrepreneurial inclination among millennials, while challenging preconceived […]
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Digital Entrepreneur Sharpens Own Business Practices By Teaching

  • Posted by Molly Knight
  • On May 30, 2017
Garrett Massey’s web development start-up, Eyesore Inc., is in its fourth office since its 2007 launch, a historic Coca-Cola bottling facility in downtown Griffin. With nine full-time staff and annual sales shaping up to 50 percent growth for 2015, the company would seem to consume all of his time and energy. It does not. Massey […]
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