Small Business in Agriculture

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On September 13, 2017
In the 2017 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: Agriculture,” was featured. Georgia is well known for agriculture. Farming has been a way of life for generations in the south, and Georgia is no different. […]
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Campaign Approach to Marketing Feeds Sales at Atlanta Pizzeria

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On September 5, 2017
Slice Pizzeria, tucked away on Poplar Street in downtown Atlanta, celebrated its tenth anniversary in November 2016. Its business partners Brian Agee and Karen Smiley moved from their first pizzeria in the West End to Georgia State University’s western boundary in 2006, hoping to serve more students, tourists and conventioneers. “It was a very slow […]
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40 Years of Small Business Development Center at UGA

  • Posted by Sara Bertolini
  • On August 28, 2017
Who would have thought that an idea in 1975, promoted by William C. Flewellen, Jr., former Dean of the University of Georgia College of Business Administration, would flourish into a network of almost 1,000 service centers at colleges and universities across the country. With Flewellen’s vision and former UGA President Fred Davidson’s support of what […]
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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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