2016 Alternative Financing Workshop

  • Posted by Marjory Wooten
  • On July 27, 2016
A financial workshop Alternative Financing will be held in Gainesville for small businesses or new start-ups that seek alternative finance options. Businesses need access to capital to operate and grow their business.  However, traditional loans are not always available nor are they necessarily the best sources for all businesses. This workshop will include a panel […]
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2016 QuickBooks Go-Online – Statesboro

  • Posted by Liz Overstreet
  • On June 13, 2016
  QuickBooks GoOnline is fast becoming one of Intuit’s primary products as it allows users to access data anytime and anywhere. This new course is designed in support of the new and improved 2015 QuickBooks Online version. Developed specifically for beginners and prospective users the course provides a practical hands on approach to learning the […]
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Financial Management Essentials at KSU

  • Posted by Carole Arnold
  • On April 29, 2016
Do you know your numbers?   Evaluating a company’s financial health is an essential skill for all business owners and managers. Designed specifically for small business owners, this evening workshop provides instruction on understanding your company’s financial performance.  Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 – 8:ooam to 11:00am Location: KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Room 401, Kennesaw, GA 30144 Cost: $69.00 Key […]
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Manage Your Business Taxes – Don’t Let Them Manage You

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On March 31, 2016
As an SBDC Business Consultant, I have the opportunity to work with a lot of business owners, and one of the things I have figured out is that NONE of them got into their businesses so that they could pay taxes. The restaurant owner wants to serve really great food. The car dealer is a car guy. But taxes are a fact of business life. So, it is a good idea to have a game plan to handle them in an efficient way so that you can focus on the real reason you got into business in the first place. Here are a few suggestions:
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Understanding Gross Margin

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On March 2, 2016
Ignoring your financial statement is like ignoring the health of your business. Startups and new business owners often overlook understanding gross margin. This can have a direct impact on your ability to effectively manage a growing business, price your products, and most importantly, make a profit.   Gross Margin Overview The gross margin represents the […]
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Know Your Numbers

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On October 21, 2015
I recently met with a client in the specialty food business. The company, in short time, gained product placement throughout the southeast in one of the largest grocers in the United States. However, her company is operating at a loss, and to make matters worse, her cash balance is dropping faster than her operating losses. […]
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Finding the Cash You Need for Your Business

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On September 10, 2015
Cash is the life blood of any business, large or small. Like an elite athlete requiring a gulp of oxygen to finish the drill, most businesses need outside sources of cash for top performance – to purchase equipment, enter new markets, or meet payroll. If you need cash to start or grow, what are the options? Equity investment is […]
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Profit Engineering for Small Businesses

  • Posted by Robert Miller
  • On February 12, 2015
Now that many businesses have ended their calendar year and are preparing for tax reporting, it is an excellent time to evaluate last year’s performance and define areas needing improvement. As the economy tends to drift along at a sluggish pace, most businesses need to sharpen planning skills and develop a strategy that will deliver […]
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Small Business Accounting, Big Deal

  • Posted by Robert Miller
  • On February 12, 2015
Recently, much of the news coverage of large corporations is concerned with their accounting practices, or “cooking of the books.” These corporations are now facing public scrutiny for their practice of overstating profits, understating expenses, capitalizing expenditures, and improperly reporting debt. Some of these large corporations are also filing for bankruptcy. These practices have led […]
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