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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“I want to get a small business loan to start a business”

  • Posted by Emily Ambrose
  • 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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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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Market and Banking Advice Aid Dairy Expansion into Agri-Tourism Destination

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On May 22, 2015
It is rare to see a young family in Georgia make a business out of a small dairy farm. The around-the-clock work and competition from big corporate dairies has stopped many who desire such a lifestyle dead in their tracks. Not so for fourth-generation dairy farmer Scott Glover and his wife, Jennifer, who have built […]
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