Small Businesses Fail for Consistent Reasons

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On July 24, 2018
The statistics on small business failure vary widely depending on the report and the source. Some say nine out of 10 while others put the first year failure rate as low as 20 percent. As a small business owner, you may not care what the actual number is as long as you are not one […]
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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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Careful Planning Gives Award-Winning Savannah Dessert Bar Owners Room to Expand

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On May 15, 2017
From their beginning, Janine Finn and Rebecca Radovich had the right ingredients for a successful dessert enterprise, mixing Finn’s solid business experience with Radovich’s creative food and catering expertise. Starting small with an online cake business in 2006, the business partners quickly decided to sell their confections out of a storefront in downtown Savannah. “We […]
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Financial Projections Expand and Support a Savannah Tradition

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On September 13, 2016
By all accounts, the Gretchen Greene School of Dance is a Savannah tradition. Founded in 1969 by a Savannah native who danced as a Radio City Music Hall Rockette, the school now teaches the children and grandchildren of many an aspiring young ballerina and tap dancer who first graced its studios. So many new young […]
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Using Online Video in a Different Way

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On January 19, 2016
The previous 12 months marked quite the year for online marketing with one of the biggest trends being the use of video marketing. In fact, the company Hubspot called 2015 the year of video marketing. People use their free time to just pull out their phone or tablet and watch a video. According to Groupon […]
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Can You Raise Money through Crowdfunding?

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On October 21, 2015
Although there have been many successes, there is a lot of misunderstanding out there about how crowdfunding may help small businesses. If you are considering crowdfunding, here are some ways to improve your chance of success. See a CPA and attorney Crowdfunding is not free money. The crowd typically gets a “perk” for their contributions. […]
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New Product with Old Roots Plans for Rapid Production Expansion

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On May 22, 2015
Lou Thomann makes delicious teas from yaupon leaves and twigs hand-picked in the wild near his hometown, Savannah. He also uses locally grown honey, muscadine and scuppernong as sweeteners. “Ours is an amazing American story,” he says when asked to describe his new business, ASI Tea, Inc. “We call our yaupon teas the ‘All-American Healthy […]
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