“If I Only had Known…”

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On June 20, 2017
As one looks to enter the world of entrepreneurship or expand their current business, the question is the same….What are some common mistakes or things we can avoid. Here are a few of them: Cash is King! Not having a large enough cash reserve in the beginning or in the growth stage of a business […]
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Path-Tec CEO Named 2017 Georgia’s Small Business Person of the Year Winner

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On March 23, 2017
“These small business owners define entrepreneurial spirit and best represent the 28 million small businesses that are the backbone and economic engine for today’s economy. I look forward to welcoming the winners to Washington next month when they are officially honored for their achievements.”
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The Answers Are Different This Week

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On November 18, 2015
“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” -Dwight D. Eisenhower For many of us, allocating time to plan becomes a significant challenge of priorities. Do we work on the urgent or the important today? Frequently, this becomes the question of the day. In most cases, if […]
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It’s Not The What, But The Why

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On October 6, 2015
The age of the infomercial seems to be at a close. Current trends are showing consumers are looking for authenticity and vulnerability from the business with which they shop. This need or desire for authenticity or “realism” is evident with the vast amount of reality television shows such as The Bachelor, Real Housewives of Beverly […]
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Four Factors to Consider When Expanding your Business

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On September 2, 2015
There will come a time when you will saturate the market and have to consider growing your business by entering a new location. While there are many factors to consider, current relationships could play a major role in the success of the new location. As you and your team begin searching and planning, remember to consider […]
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Manufacturer Shows ‘Made in America’ Benefits Bottom Line

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On January 20, 2015
Small Business Development Center comes through big. John Anker has a question for U.S. retailers: What if you could outsource to an American company at the same cost as an overseas provider? Anker, owner of Columbus-based manufacturer and distributor Ankerpak, says he frequently poses this question to buyers. Anker sees it as his mission to […]
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