Learning Business Basics Leads To Success For New Winder Medical Practice

  • Posted by Sara Bertolini
  • On March 2, 2018
Dr. Maria Clarissa Visitacion moved from Buffalo, New York, to Winder in 2011, recently graduated from residency training. She joined the local hospital and began sharing her ideas for better patient care with management, but a steady rotation of new CEOs made it difficult for any idea to gain traction. “Dr. Claire,” as her patients call her, listed […]
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Take Advantage of Market Disruptions…Before It’s Too Late!

  • Posted by Laura Katz
  • On February 28, 2018
Market disrupters have a way of affecting your business, whether they are directly or indirectly associated to your industry. Often, when market disrupters arrive, business seem caught by surprise. They either scramble to compete with a “me too” product, or they continue to do business as usual which often has a negative impact on their […]
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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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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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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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Customer Service: A Tale of Two Corporate Giants

  • Posted by Stacy Johnson
  • On June 15, 2017
As a SBDC Consultant, I consider myself a “business nerd,” someone that studies the best practices in business development, marketing and sales to try and offer my clients cutting edge advice to help them successfully start and grow their companies. Because of this, it is intriguing to me when I encounter exceptionally good or bad […]
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