WHAT’S YOUR STRATEGY?

  • Posted by Cheryl Greenerl
  • On February 9, 2017
by Alisa Kirk Many businesses conduct strategic planning by the calendar year.  The new/revised plan is implemented in January, and individual assignments and deadlines are handed out.  Small businesses should always have a plan, but often the owners are too busy to create one, or don’t see the need for one.  When I hear a […]
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BUSINESS PLANNING BOOTCAMP – APRIL 2017

  • Posted by Cheryl Greenerl
  • On February 8, 2017
PROGRAM DETAILS This class is for current and potential business owners who need a plan for stability and growth. Attendees will be able to write a usable and flexible business plan and develop the financials to support it. Audience members will learn the elements of a business plan and how to use research to improve the success of […]
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“I want to get a small business loan to start a business”

  • Posted by Kinsey Terry
  • On January 5, 2017
I have been a consultant with the UGA Small Business Development Center for almost 5 years, and I can’t tell you how many times I have heard this statement, or some variation of it. Unfortunately, a lot of these people do not have a good understanding of how to set up a business financially so […]
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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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Are you a Grasshopper or an Ant?

  • Posted by Stacy Johnson
  • On July 12, 2016
A favorite of mine is the story of The Grasshopper and The Ant. If you do not recall, the premise of the fable is that the Grasshopper is enjoying the summer day, hopping, chirping and singing away when the Ant passes by, working away, storing food. The Grasshopper asks the Ant why it is working so hard when everything is so easy, foods plentiful, and states that the Ant should be enjoying the sunshine. The Ant replies that he is planning for the winter, by continuing to work when everything was going well. Of course, winter comes and the Ant is well prepared while the Grasshopper is out in the cold, starving. The moral of the story is:
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