In the COVID-19 Response, Consider Time to ‘Take a Knee’…

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On September 11, 2020
Back in my Army days, I was part of a Team, a Special Forces ‘A’ Team, to be more exact.  We did a lot of training, carried a lot of weight over a lot of miles and built a great camaraderie together through the struggles.  As I was thinking back to those days this morning […]
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CMMC V1.02 – SI.1.213 – Perform Periodic Scans of Information Systems

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On August 8, 2020
In our final entry of the Practices found in CMMC Level 1, within the Domain, System and Information Integrity, we cover SI.1.213 – Perform periodic scans of information systems and real-time scans of files from external sources as files are downloaded, opened or executed.  This Practice is found within the Capability, C041, Identify Malicious Content, […]
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CMMC V1.02 – IA.1.077 – Authenticate Identities of Users, Processes, or Devices

  • Posted by Mark Lupo
  • On June 29, 2020
The second practice within the Domain, Identification and Authentication (IA) and Capability, Grant access to authenticated entities, is IA.1.077, Authenticate ( or verify ) the identities of those users, processes, or devices, as a prerequisite to allowing access to organizational information systems.  This sounds a lot more complicated than it actually is.  Essentially, this practice […]
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Maximum Money – Improve Cash Flow & Boost Profits

  • Posted by Stacy Johnson
  • On August 30, 2019
Evaluating a company’s financial health is an essential skill for all business owners. This Maximum Money Course covers the fundamentals of financial analysis. In once a week for five weeks, participants have the opportunity to develop a comprehensive 12 month financial forecast.
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Financial Future Secure for Ellijay Family Orchard

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On May 30, 2018
Ellijay farmer John Reece can see the house he grew up in from the Apple House at his Ellijay business, BJ Reece Orchards. John and his wife Rachel have grown the business his father started with 30 acres into a popular 130-acre agribusiness attraction known for its “world-famous” fried apple pies, so named by their […]
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Improved Financials Position Savannah BBQ Owner for Rapid Growth

  • Posted by Sara Bertolini
  • On March 2, 2018
Bryan Furman was a laser operator at the JCB manufacturing plant in Pooler, GA when he decided to start a small BBQ business on the side.   “I have a passion for cooking and felt like there was no good BBQ where we stayed. And I wanted to be able to leave something for our kids.”  He tried to open a small place in Savannah in 2012, […]
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Five-Step Operating Plan for the New Year

  • Posted by Molly Knight
  • On December 20, 2017
In December many businesses find themselves busy with year-end sales and shipments, holiday parties, tax and inventory considerations, and many other priorities. Finding a little time to plan for the New Year can put you in control in 2018. Create an operating plan now to map out the priorities for 2018. Many small business owners […]
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UGA Outreach Program Helps Farmers Build a Better Business

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On December 6, 2017
Dennis Hollingsworth was fresh out of college the first time he tried running a farm.  It was the early 1980s in south Georgia, and he stuck with it for four years in some of the roughest economic conditions since the Great Depression. Then he left for an IT job. “I went to Atlanta and I […]
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