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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BLUEPRINTS FOR SALON SUCCESS

  • Posted by Cheryl Greenerl
  • On January 30, 2017
You’re talented.  You’re excited.  And you’re ready to open your own salon.  It’s going to be grand, fabulous and the talk of the town!  BUT… before you sign a lease, get a mortgage, make your announcement or burn professional bridges, enlist in this full-day boot camp to design the blueprint for your salon business model […]
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The Entrepreneur with 1000 Faces: A Formula for Success

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On August 15, 2016
The entrepreneurial process can be mapped according to the same story formula that Hollywood uses in our favorite epic films.  The formula comes from a model called the Hero’s Journey, which was developed by writer, professor, and mythologist Joseph Campbell.  In his book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, he analyzed thousands of stories, myths, […]
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Three Types of Small Businesses

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On May 5, 2016
You have a small business but you’re not making a profit and haven’t in some time. You may have an employee or two, and you pay them before you pay yourself. You either aren’t paying yourself or are paying less than you could make working for someone else. You may be adding your own money to the business to keep it afloat. […]
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Business Elevator Pitch Competition

  • Posted by Cheryl Greenerl
  • On March 23, 2016
What is a business elevator pitch? An elevator pitch quickly presents key information about a business idea regarding a product or service during the span of an elevator ride.  Its intent is to encourage a potential investor to pursue the opportunity further. A great opportunity to refine presentation skills Open to all undergraduate from all majors […]
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The Most Important Cost You Never Consider

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On November 12, 2015
John is a web designer.  He owns a small web design company and carefully considers the cost of labor, especially outsourced jobs, when he bids on a new website project.  Sometimes, to save money, he’ll do most (if not all) of the work himself, especially on smaller jobs.  He makes a profit most of the […]
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Small Business Opportunities in Film & Entertainment

  • Posted by Cheryl Greenerl
  • On October 8, 2015
Come and learn about the myriad of small business opportunities available in Georgia’s booming film and entertainment industry and how the UGA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Clayton State University is serving entertainment-related companies behind-the-scenes and beyond. Behind every film, television, and music “experience” is a host of goods, services, and suppliers that help […]
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