Why StartSMART and GrowSMART? The Value of Business Training

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On February 5, 2019
A guy I used to work with in public safety, Steve Mattoon, used to say, “In a critical situation, we do not rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”  That statement is as true in law enforcement and the military as it is in running a small […]
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Strategic Planning Tools for Sustainable Success | April 10th |

  • Posted by Telisha Jackson
  • On March 7, 2018
 “If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail.”  It’s no wonder why many small businesses still struggle to grow, considering these statistics:    95% of a typical workforce doesn’t understand its organization’s strategy   90% of organizations fail to execute their strategies successfully  86% of executive teams spend less than one hour per […]
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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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The Answers are Different This Week…

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On January 3, 2017
Dwight D. Eisenhower said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” For many of us, allocating time to plan becomes a significant challenge of priorities. Do we work on the urgent or the important today? Frequently, this becomes the question of the day. In most cases, […]
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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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