11 Ways to Know You’re Meant to Be An Entrepreneur

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On July 31, 2015
Mark Cuban, the billionaire “Shark Tank” investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, is known among NBA fans for racking up fines for misconduct at Mavs games he gets a bit too excited about. But nothing, he writes in his book “How to Win at the Sport of Business,” makes him more competitive than business. […]
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Strategic Planning Leads to Improved Systems that Help Americus Business Expand in the Region

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On May 22, 2015
Sisters Eshonda Blue and Jessica Wright of Americus, both registered nurses, were raised in an entrepreneurial family. So when their work in nursing homes a decade ago revealed a need faced by many southwest Georgia seniors, they saw a business opportunity that led them to the University of Georgia SBDC. [tweetthis display_mode=”box”]See how this #smallbiz […]
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Strategic Planning for Small Businesses

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On March 23, 2015
The importance of ongoing planning for an existing business cannot be underestimated in these turbulent economic times. Yogi Bera’s statement, “If you don’t know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else,” is probably true of most business owners. That somewhere else may be out of business. Strategic Planning is a change-oriented process […]
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Emergency Preparedness—Is Your Business Ready?

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On February 26, 2015
Blackouts, brownouts, tornados, hurricanes, ice storms, terrorist incidents… Each of these events can have a devastating effect on the way in which we live our lives and for the continuity of your business. Though preparation will not eliminate the stress or potential for injury or death, it can help mitigate the effects. And being prepared […]
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Ten Truths that all Small Business Owners Should Know

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On February 23, 2015
Last week a new business owner asked me what ten things would I tell a family member who was starting a business. This was an intriguing question and one that I pondered. At first, I thought of the standard things such as write a business plan, know your break-even point, know your target market, etc. […]
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Sustainability in Small Business

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On February 23, 2015
Whether it’s due to the floundering economy, flat housing market, or time of year, it seems that more small businesses than usual are in financial distress. Let’s face it, entrepreneurship is risky, and many don’t survive past the three year mark. But some are not only surviving, but thriving. So, what’s their secret? Other than […]
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Taking Advantage of Today’s Interest Rates

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On February 23, 2015
Is now the time to refinance business debt? Is now the time to get a new loan for your business? In today’s low interest rate environment, many business owners are tempted to try to refinance existing debt or obtain a new loan to take advantage of historically low interest rates. Some owners are seriously looking […]
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