Strategy In Action: What’s Your Plan?

  • Posted by Sara Bertolini
  • On August 25, 2017
If you had your own sports team, would it be okay with you if the players only showed up on game day?  Do you go on vacation by jumping in the car and setting off randomly? These questions are slightly ridiculous, but many business owners do the equivalent with their business planning. Some may have […]
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Top 10 Jokes For Small Business Owners

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On August 16, 2017
As a small business owner, your days can be filled with tasks, stress and paperwork.  It’s important that you keep your sense of humor and avoid taking life too seriously.  The trials that a small business owner deals with on a daily basis can be hard to relate to for people that are not in the industry.  […]
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Small Business Cyber Security: What is it and why should you care?

  • Posted by Stacy Johnson
  • On July 11, 2017
We all hear about cyber-attacks, but what is cyber security? Cybersecurity encompasses the technologies and standard procedures designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or malicious access. Cyber-attacks are an almost daily occurrence in the news these days. It seems many companies, schools and government entities are under constant attack. However, […]
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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 Stacy Johnson
  • 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 Stacy Johnson
  • 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 Stacy Johnson
  • 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 Stacy Johnson
  • 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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