Making the Dream a Reality

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On November 3, 2017
If you’re a college football fan, you can’t deny the success of Coach Kirby Smart in just year two of his tenure at Georgia. Not many people would think to look to Kirby for inspiration, but football coaches and small business owners have a lot in common. Both professions require leadership, dedication, commitment and a […]
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Entrepreneurship: 5 Critical Success Factors

  • Posted by Stacy Johnson
  • On June 19, 2017
Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. Do you have what it takes to own your own business? Below are 5 critical success factors every entrepreneur should have to successfully run their own business.   Sacrifice – Are you willing to sacrifice short term to benefit in the long term? Don’t be fooled into […]
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2018 Starting a Business Class

  • Posted by Helen Sutherland
  • On November 4, 2016
Friday, August 10th, 2018  9am-Noon The Starting A Business course covers important tools and resources a business owner needs to establish a solid foundation during its early formative years. Topics for discussion include: Personal Traits of an Entrepreneur Marketing Analysis Legal and Insurance Considerations Technology for Your Business Bookkeeping and Accounting Basics Financial and Money […]
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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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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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Business Planning Boot Camp – Writing the Plan & Knowing the Numbers

  • Posted by Cheryl Greenerl
  • On March 31, 2016
We’ll demystify the process of creating a flexible business plan by breaking it down into two easy parts; writing the plan and knowing the numbers.  In part one, we’ll show you how to define and articulate the vision, mission and target market for your new business and develop a plan for starting the venture. In part […]
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