• 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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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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Financial Management Essentials at KSU

  • Posted by Carole Arnold
  • On April 29, 2016
Do you know your numbers?   Evaluating a company’s financial health is an essential skill for all business owners and managers. Designed specifically for small business owners, this evening workshop provides instruction on understanding your company’s financial performance.  Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 – 8:ooam to 11:00am Location: KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Room 401, Kennesaw, GA 30144 Cost: $69.00 Key […]
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How Running A Small Business is Like Coaching a Football Team

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On January 11, 2016
It may not be something that often crosses your mind, but football coaches and small business owners have a lot in common. Both professions require leadership, dedication, commitment and a strong work ethic in order to succeed. Just like football coaches, as a small business owner, you must take on many roles to ensure everybody […]
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Understanding Critical Elements for a Successful Small Business

  • Posted by Stacy Johnson
  • On September 3, 2015
The SBDC Office of Minority Business Development is hosting a class on September 30, 2015 10:00am-Noon in Athens $30 Register for this class This session will cover a number of critical skill sets which include, but are not limited to, the following: leadership management vision strategy analysis business planning and marketing understanding of risk financing […]
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Strategic Planning for Small Businesses

  • Posted by Robert Miller
  • On March 23, 2015
The importance of ongoing planning for an existing business cannot be underestimated in these turbulent economic times. Yogi Bera’s statement, “If you don’t know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else,” is probably true of most business owners. That somewhere else may be out of business. Strategic Planning is a change-oriented process […]
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