2016 Hiring To Win in Gainesville

  • Posted by Marjory Wooten
  • On July 20, 2016
Have you ever promoted someone or hired someone that did not live up to your expectations?   Did you know there are assessments that can be used to “job match” your applicants? Are you knowledgeable about the hiring process?   Learn to gain a competitive advantage by developing great talent for your business. Join us […]
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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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Restaurant Roundtable

  • Posted by Rebecca Kruckow
  • On August 18, 2015
Join fellow food service industry professionals to learn about the importance of managing food costs and its impact on improving bottom line profit.  The quarterly Restaurant Roundtable is led by by industry expert, and SBDC consultant, Rick McMurtrey.  Rick has over 20 years’ experience in building and managing 13 restaurants in the CSRA.  Don’t miss […]
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June Classes

  • Posted by Stacy Johnson
  • On May 27, 2015
June 5  |  Medical Practice Profit Drivers Medical practice owners and managers: join us for lunch and to take advantage of this no-cost program to learn what activities drive profit and cash flow in a medical practice. BUY NOW June 12  | QuickBooks 2015 Online Developed specifically for beginners and prospective users the course provides a practical hands on […]
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StartSmart

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On January 8, 2015
Smart Steps to Launch Your New Business Owning your own business is the American dream. Building it to withstand the test of time requires a unique set of tools. SBDC StartSmart™ provides the resources, support, and motivation to put your dream within reach. SBDC StartSmart™ provides the tools to: Evaluate your concept and develop plans […]
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GrowSmart

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On January 8, 2015
Whether you’ve been in business for twenty years or two years, SBDC GrowSmart™ can align your vision for your business with the steps to get you there. Create a framework to improve the performance of your business and shape the success of your business for years to come. Work ON your business, not just IN […]
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Ongoing Learning Critical

  • Posted by Clare Ursillo
  • On June 30, 2011
There are numerous “entrepreneur quizzes” to help people evaluate their chances of being a successful entrepreneur. Many of the questions deal with personal traits such as innovation, initiative, stamina, risk taking and adaptability. But even if small-business owners have personal traits that match well with the typical traits of a “born entrepreneur,” this does not […]
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