Writing a Business Plan (for Growth)

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On January 15, 2015
I’m already in business. Why do I need a business plan? A business plan provides a reference for determining the degree of success of your business efforts. It should be periodically updated to reflect your current situation. It can be a helpful tool for developing a marketing plan, expanding your current business or obtaining capital […]
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Procurement

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On January 15, 2015
Should I consider selling to the government? Federal, State, and Local governments purchase a tremendous amount of goods and services. For some business, this can be a good strategy. The Georgia SBDC can help small businesses assess their readiness to pursue government contracting. Another great resource is the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers at Georgia Tech. […]
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Marketing (for Growth)

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On January 15, 2015
How do I get the most impact from my website and online presence? A website in an important marketing tool for almost every business. In addition, there are a number of digital maketing and social media tools that can be effective in achieving your marketing objectives. For more information on maximizing the impact of your […]
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Managing My Business

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On January 15, 2015
How do I find and retain quality employees? Many small businesses hire individuals they know or those referred to them by friends and family members. To hire specialized employees, small businesses might work with a staffing agency, headhunter organization, online resume database or simply take out an ad in the classifieds. Retaining employees after hire […]
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Legal Issues (for Growth)

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On January 15, 2015
Legal Issues Choosing the legal structure for your business depends on several factors including formation requirements, liability issues, tax and succession-related concerns. Common business entities are sole proprietorships, partnerships, C-corporations, S-corporations or Limited Liability Companies (LLC). For information on each type of company, click on reference. It is best to consult with an accountant and/or […]
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Finding Money (for Growth)

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On January 15, 2015
How do I know how much money I will need? Funding needs are usually determined by adding the amount of money needed to cover one-time startup costs including buildings, leasehold improvements, equipment, inventory and working capital for expected operating expenses. For additional information, contact your local SBDC. How do I get a loan? Lending institutions […]
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Growing Your Business

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On January 8, 2015
Finding Money How do I know how much money I will need? Funding needs are usually determined by adding the amount of money needed to cover one-time startup costs including buildings, leasehold improvements, equipment, inventory and working capital for expected operating expenses. For additional information, contact your local SBDC. How do I get a loan? […]
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