Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition

  • Posted by Carole Arnold
  • On January 11, 2017
Starting a business from scratch isn’t the only path to entrepreneurship — A rapidly growing trend is entrepreneurship through acquisition. And it’s also an alternative way to grow an existing business.  Whether you are interested in becoming a small business owner or are an existing business owner looking to grow through acquisition, this program is for you! […]
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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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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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Starting A Business Workshop

  • Posted by Marjory Wooten
  • On June 24, 2016
Thursday, August 18 in Rabun Gap, GA Rabun Economic Development Center 400 Kelly’s Creek Rd, Suite 101   The Starting a Business workshop covers important tools and resources a business owner needs to establish a solid foundation during its early years. Topics for Discussion include: Personal Traits of an Entrepreneur Marketing Analysis Legal and Insurance […]
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August 10: Logistics for Small Business

  • Posted by Marjory Wooten
  • On June 23, 2016
Are you an existing business handling physical products using your own warehouse? Are you interested in learning about better management of the cost of your operation? Are you a manufacturer, distributor, or retailer who conducts order fulfillment from your own facility? Attend our NO COST class Learn about the key elements of managing transportation, warehousing, […]
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