New Entrepreneurs Need More Than a Plan to Build a Successful Business

  • Posted by Stacy Johnson
  • On December 21, 2018
A business plan is just the first step to realizing a successful business. Successful entrepreneurs also need local resources, practical business knowledge (or access to it), and a network of colleagues to rely on. Our StartSMART class is more than just a business planning class, it delivers everything a new entrepreneur needs to build 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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Three Reasons Why You Should Buy Your First Business

  • Posted by Liz Overstreet
  • On March 10, 2017
When most “first time entrepreneurs” think about having their own business – they quickly default to the position that they have to start a new business from scratch. They feel that they must create a completely new entity, of their own design, in order to satisfy their dream of business ownership. However, the truth is […]
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10 Steps to Starting a Business

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On January 3, 2017
Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions and completing a series of legal activities. These 10 easy steps can help you plan, prepare and manage your business. Click on the links to learn more.
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Avoid These Three Common Cash Mistakes in Start-Ups

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On September 13, 2016
Everyone can appreciate the value of cash. But, a new business start-up is usually the most sensitive when it comes to the power of cash. Here are three common mistakes that can lead to major stress for a new business venture.   ONE: Overspending in the Beginning Entrepreneurs often think their business ideas deserve the highest quality expenses […]
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UPCOMING TRAINING AND PROGRAMS | 2019

  • Posted by Stacy Johnson
  • On July 27, 2016
Check out our upcoming Continuing Education programs for the rest of the year. Browse the programs at a glance, then click “Learn More” to register for the course and/or join the event on Facebook for updates about the program. If you have questions, feel free to contact Stacy Johnson at 706-542-7436 or sjohnson@georgiasbdc.dream.press. Check back regularly because we add classes throughout the year.
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Why Military Veterans Should Become Entrepreneurs

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On July 5, 2016
I’m one of the 2.5 million veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan. I’m also an entrepreneur. And I’m not alone. The men and women of today’s armed services are uniquely positioned to become successful entrepreneurs. To my fellow veterans: You have what it takes. By nature of your military service, you possess the skills […]
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