Small Business in Technology

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On April 12, 2018
In the 2018 edition of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center’s publication, “Small Business and Its Impact on Georgia,” the article below titled, “Spotlight Industries in Georgia: Technology,” was featured. The technology sectors in Georgia have made technology one of the top industries in the state. Thanks to the addition of almost 8,000 […]
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You just cannot buy advertising like this

  • Posted by Emily Ambrose
  • On April 9, 2018
As small business owners, we are always looking for ways to get our product or message out in front of our target audience.  It is hard work, with some hits and a lot of misses.   But, sometimes you get a gift in the form of free promotion and you need to take advantage of […]
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Investing in Your Staff Pays Off

  • Posted by Emily Ambrose
  • On March 30, 2018
As a business consultant, I have noticed that many of my clients are laser-focused on increasing sales. More sales = long-term success, so they spend their efforts creating and implementing strong promotional campaigns. I coach my clients that long-term success is based on client retention (repeat business). Because of access to massive amounts of information […]
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Lead with Optimism – A Message for Business Owners

  • Posted by Geoffrey Loften
  • On March 16, 2018
Do you see the world around you as half empty or half full? Your view on the world, and the environment in which you live and work, matters in leadership. The best leaders throughout time have been those who can maintain a positive outlook, regardless of their circumstances. How can a leader create a vision […]
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Real Estate Sector Opportunities Under The Tax Cut and Jobs Act

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On March 16, 2018
In the 2018 edition of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center’s international award-winning publication, “Small Business and Its Impact on Georgia,” the article below titled, “Real Estate Sector Opportunities Under The Tax Cut and Jobs Act,” was featured. Tax reform is the first legislative success of the young Trump Administration, with Congress and […]
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Why Target Marketing is Important and How to Do It

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On March 1, 2018
At the University of Georgia  Small Business Development Center (SBDC), we not only strive to help educate small business owners to ensure successful growth of their businesses, but we also value helping to provide students with “real world” industry-style experience while contributing to UGA’s goal of enhancing both undergraduate and graduate education. In fact, on average […]
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Why Small is Great

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On February 28, 2018
Entrepreneurial ventures provide hundreds of thousands of jobs in Georgia for both business owners and employees. Small businesses not only supply principal income for families, but they also meet unique needs for part-time employment, temporary employment, supplementary income, or, particularly for many young people, that first job opportunity. The innovation and creativity that entrepreneurs deliver […]
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Funding Your Small Business

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On February 23, 2018
Cash is to a business what oxygen is to a human…necessary for survival. Finding the needed cash for your business can be challenging, but with the growth of alternative lenders, there are more options available now for established companies.  Startups on the other hand, may find it more difficult to gain access to cash without […]
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5 Steps to Strengthening Your Cyber Presence

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On February 19, 2018
“If you are not concerned about cybersecurity, you don’t know enough about the topic yet.” – Raef Meeuwisse Strengthening your online, cybersecurity presence is a balancing act along a continuum: On one end lies convenience, using technology to manage our lives by the simplest and quickest method possible and, at the other extreme, security, protecting our […]
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Facebook Zero is Coming!

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On January 26, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg’s goal with Facebook has always been to bring people together. Over the years though, Facebook has accidentally shifted away from being consumer focused and has taken on the roll of being a quick, inexpensive, and targeted vehicle for digital marketing, as well as for gaming and online shopping. I don’t know about you, […]
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