13 Seconds…

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On November 29, 2016
By Mark Lupo, CBCP Back in the late fall of 2014, our UGA SBDC team conducted a tour of our service area of 11 counties in southwest Georgia.  Traveling through several counties, our travels put us in Meriwether County for the lunchtime hour and we decided to have lunch at the Bullock House. Many of […]
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Gratitude

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On November 22, 2016
Customers are the life blood of any business and owners sometimes forget to say “thank you” on a regular basis. You may have several customers that have been with you since you first opened your doors. When was the last time you reached out and sincerely thanked them for their support of your business? With Thanksgiving approaching this week, my thoughts turn to gratitude.
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A Time to Prepare…

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On November 22, 2016
By Mark R. Lupo, CBCP As we enter this holiday season, preparing your family, your business, for the unexpected might not exactly be top of mind.  This time of year traditionally brings with it thoughts of the holidays, festive gatherings with family and friends, celebrations, and gift buying.  The holiday season doesn’t normally stimulate one to […]
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The Importance of Becoming…

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On November 15, 2016
By Mark Lupo, CBCP The scene unfolds in a large conference room set in the 1990’s.  The Internet is brand new and an emerging wild frontier.  Executives surround the impressive conference table in the center of the room, their attention focused on the large projection screen at the front of the room. On the screen […]
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Be Hard. Be Strong. Be Ready.

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On November 11, 2016
By Mark Lupo, CBCP Remembering those who have served this Veteran’s Day… “Let us always remember the sacrifices others have made that we may remain free.”  – M. Lupo The story goes that a U.S. Army Ranger unit was conducting a night operation over the skies of Central America. This particular unit had as its mission to […]
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Building CyberStrength into your Business

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On November 4, 2016
We believe that the cyber threat to small business is real and continuing to grow. Everyday each of us hear of the multiple incidents of cyber attacks hitting businesses around the country. Whether the attacks are criminal in nature, initiated through state actors, or from a lone hacker sitting at their computer, they each can […]
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New Model Adds Greater Value to Celebrated South Georgia Winery

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On November 2, 2016
“The Cowarts were already successfully producing a value-added product in the winery. You could see the potential for adding another business,” says Finney. “We put together all the pieces that showed how the distillery would work and how they would use more of their wine in the product.”
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Mark Your Calendars for Small Business Saturday: November 26th!

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On October 31, 2016
The changing of the seasons is marked not only by changes in weather, but changes in activities.  Autumn brings brilliant leaf viewings, plenty of pumpkin to sniff, sip and carve, as well as the realities of retail.  November is historically known as the month when many retailers aim to break even.  Black Friday got its […]
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