User Experience in Management

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On June 25, 2018
In case you missed the first post of this blog series, How to Connect Through Experience, this blog post is part of a three post series which serves as an overview/background for an upcoming National ABSDC Conference presentation delivered by Michael Myers (Consultant for UGA SBDC in Athens) and myself (J. Ashley Panter, Marketing Manager at […]
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5 Things to Consider Before Using an Image From Google

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On October 7, 2015
We’ve all heard the old saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” but when that picture is protected by copyright, the picture could be worth $25,000 instead. As the popularity of social media grows, so does the amount of content that circulates through our news feed. Users can post or share their own or anyone […]
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The Business “Map:” Don’t Leave Home Without It!

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On March 16, 2015
Not many of us would study an atlas, get in our car, and head out for Chicken, Alaska, without a map, relying solely on our memory to remember all the route changes. Yet that is the equivalent of what many businesses do when “driving” their businesses. The result is usually the same for both the […]
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When to Exit? A Small Business Owner’s Biggest Dilemma

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On March 16, 2015
There are only a few certainties in life; death, taxes, and one thing few successful small business owners realize or want to realize, the day they will be faced with perhaps their biggest dilemma, “How do I exit and when?” In this regard, it is not unusual that few successful small business owners understand the […]
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Partnerships and PreNups: Gotta Work For That Happily Ever After

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On February 23, 2015
Remember how you felt when you first became engaged to be married? The whole world was beautiful. Your intended was wonderful. The future seemed so perfect – full of hope and promise. You were on cloud nine and ready to live that fairytale Happily Ever After life. However, we know that even in the best […]
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Layoffs: An Option of Last Resort

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On February 23, 2015
With the economy tightening on a daily basis and few words of encouragement for the immediate future, many employers are enacting layoffs as a means of reducing costs and sharpening their focus. Layoffs are a particularly difficult option for the small business owner because oftentimes employees are wearing multiple hats; thus, the remaining employees will […]
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LLC or Corporation: Which Legal Structure is Better for Your Business

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On February 23, 2015
When starting a business, choosing the best legal form is a serious matter. If you don’t want your personal assets to be at risk, your choices are between a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and a Corporation. Both entities provide the limited liability protection that you want. What other criteria should you examine before making that […]
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Protecting, Valuing, and Licensing Intellectual Property

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On February 23, 2015
Not every idea is worth the time and money to protect. On the other hand, many inventors don’t achieve maximum value for good ideas. By understanding the invention process and business strategies associated with the commercialization of innovative products, inventors can save both time and money and get the maximum benefit from their innovation. Build […]
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Do Your Homework Before Signing That Commercial Lease

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On February 12, 2015
Successful small business owners love what they do and are enthusiastic about their businesses. But this enthusiasm can lead to huge mistakes if it is not tempered by a sound decision making process. This is particularly true when the owner has found a new location (or initial location) for the business. Many times the owner […]
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