UGA Outreach Program Helps Farmers Build a Better Business

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On December 6, 2017
Dennis Hollingsworth was fresh out of college the first time he tried running a farm.  It was the early 1980s in south Georgia, and he stuck with it for four years in some of the roughest economic conditions since the Great Depression. Then he left for an IT job. “I went to Atlanta and I […]
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Cybersecurity & Cybercrime for Small Business

  • Posted by Emily Ambrose
  • On November 27, 2017
I recently attended a presentation made by a manager from Microsoft.  The topic was cybersecurity and cybercrime.   It was eye opening and scary. She talked about what she called Level 100 and Level 200.   Level 100 Level 100 is what most business owners are pretty much aware of.  It involves protection, detection, and response.   […]
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Create a Marketing Plan for 2018

  • Posted by Liz Overstreet
  • On November 13, 2017
On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your business’s marketing efforts this past year? Did you get a good return on investment for every marketing dollar spent, or could resources have been used more efficiently? What did you plan on doing in 2017 that you just never got around to doing, and why […]
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Making the Dream a Reality

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On November 3, 2017
If you’re a college football fan, you can’t deny the success of Coach Kirby Smart in just year two of his tenure at Georgia. Not many people would think to look to Kirby for inspiration, but football coaches and small business owners have a lot in common. Both professions require leadership, dedication, commitment and a […]
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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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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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