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6 Valuable Ways Entrepreneurs Can Invest in Themselves

It is no surprise that most entrepreneurs will spend the majority of their time investing in their small businesses. Startup entrepreneurs will usually wear...

How to Keep Your Business Meetings Short and Effective

Business meetings can be helpful, and even necessary, but too often they waste time, get sidetracked, and end up accomplishing very little. Good planning...
solopreneur

Are You Ready to Go It Alone? Essential Qualities of the Solopreneur Mindset

The entrepreneurial lifestyle has long been a key underpinning of American society. The independent spirit is alive and well in the country, and small...
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Business Leader and Venture Capitalist Mike Smerklo Discusses the Importance of Mental Strength for Entrepreneurs

The life of an entrepreneur can vary, but one commonality is the mental strength for...

How to Find and Vet Expert Small Business Consultants – Mike Gomez, Allegro Consulting

How do experts become experts? Typically, when you think of the professionals in this role,...

How Kirk Halpern Pivoted his Business in Just 13 Hours During the Height of the Pandemic

Learning to pivot quickly is critical, especially during the unprecedented times we find ourselves in,...

How Small Business Owners Can Position Themselves to Increase Online Sales – Melinda Emerson, Quintessence Group

Many businesses are now operating online and in today's digital marketplace it is critical to...

The Atlanta Small Business Profile – Anna Balkan Designer Jewelry Gallery

On the latest episode of Atlanta Small Business Profile, host and small business expert Ted...
Mike Smerklo

Business Leader and Venture Capitalist Mike Smerklo Discusses the Importance of Mental Strength for...

The life of an entrepreneur can vary, but one commonality is the mental strength for the unknown. On today’s show, we have someone who has a deep understanding of successful entrepreneurship, we’re pleased to welcome Mike Smerklo, serial entrepreneur,...
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How to Find and Vet Expert Small Business Consultants – Mike Gomez, Allegro Consulting

How do experts become experts? Typically, when you think of the professionals in this role, they've had years of education and experience, but there may be other qualities you should consider especially when hiring. On today's show, we're pleased...
market

How Your Small Business Can Engage the Fastest Growing Market Segment in the U.S.

The economy today is a true global marketplace and savvy businesses understand that they need to diversify their customer base. On this week's episode of The Playbook, host Mark Collier, business consultant for the UGA Small Business Development Center,...

How Kirk Halpern Pivoted his Business in Just 13 Hours During the Height of...

Learning to pivot quickly is critical, especially during the unprecedented times we find ourselves in, and that is exactly what Kirk Halpern, Founder and CEO of Farmers and Fisherman Purveyors, has continued to do. He pivoted his business at...

What Will the Future of Retail Business Look Like in a Post-Pandemic World? –...

Welcome to another episode of The Playbook with Mark Collier, an original ASBN series that highlights Atlanta’s emerging entrepreneurs, seasoned business owners, and resource experts. Mark Collier is an experienced business consultant in Georgia, and a faculty member with...

How Small Business Owners Can Position Themselves to Increase Online Sales – Melinda Emerson,...

Many businesses are now operating online and in today's digital marketplace it is critical to capture your audience quickly. On today’s show, we’re discussing online sales and some of the marketing avenues available at your fingertips. We're pleased to...
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How Your Small Business Can Benefit from Pandemic Relief Programs

Welcome to another episode of The Playbook with Mark Collier, an original ASBN series that highlights Atlanta’s emerging entrepreneurs, seasoned business owners, and resource experts. Mark Collier is an experienced business consultant in Georgia, and a faculty member with...

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Why Franchising Offers a Better Path to Business Ownership For Many...

Have you ever entertained the idea of starting your own business, but were fearful of the risks involved? You're not the only one. However,...

Why Dwight Glover Decided to Purchase an ACE Hardware Store in...

2020 was a year of change, pivot and resilience for small businesses across the globe. Many small businesses had to assess and recalibrate by...

Chick-fil-A franchisee Kevin Williams discusses the value in failure and other...

Finding value in the lessons learned from failed business ventures is a skill that many entrepreneurs work on throughout their careers. On today’s show,...
entrepreneur

6 Valuable Ways Entrepreneurs Can Invest in Themselves

It is no surprise that most entrepreneurs will spend the majority of their time investing in their small businesses. Startup entrepreneurs will usually wear multiple hats. They are the strategist, leader, team builder, marketer, salesperson, and accountant all in...

How to Keep Your Business Meetings Short and Effective

Business meetings can be helpful, and even necessary, but too often they waste time, get sidetracked, and end up accomplishing very little. Good planning and preparation will keep your meetings short and effective, though. Follow these guidelines to make...
solopreneur

Are You Ready to Go It Alone? Essential Qualities of the Solopreneur Mindset

The entrepreneurial lifestyle has long been a key underpinning of American society. The independent spirit is alive and well in the country, and small businesses are responsible for enormous amounts of job creation and wealth generation.   That is fine for...
high-pressure work

Helping Your Employees Cope with a High-Pressure Work Environment

A high-pressure work environment can be a sign that your company is ambitious and productive. A high-pressure work environment can drive your employees to become their best. However, c also leads to employee burnout and a high turnover rate....

7 Tips for Writing Amazingly Irresistible Product Descriptions

Even the most sought-after products don't sell themselves. Product descriptions are what your audience looks for to decide if your product can solve their problems. Questions such as, "Is this a quality product?" or "Does it have all of...
productivity

Six Metrics That Can Help Small Business Owners Track the Productivity of Remote Workers

If you are anxious about managing a remote workforce, you are not alone. The collective conversation surrounding remote work has included many concerns by business owners about working remotely. Your workflow processes, communication systems, and leadership style are accustomed...
outsourcing

7 Top Online Business Tasks to Consider Outsourcing

It is easy to underestimate the amount of work that goes into running an online business. From planning to execution, numerous elements require your attention. Online companies may have an office with a team of staff, but it is...
social media

How to Provide Great Customer Service on Social Media

Businesses are increasingly offering customer service on social media sites. Twitter, in particular, is getting to be a platform where customers and businesses interact. This presents some challenges, especially when customers aren't satisfied. The following are some ways to...
unhappy customers

5 Ways to More Effectively Deal with Unhappy Customers

Is the customer always right? Maybe not, but in their own mind, they are. If you've ever had to deal with angry or unhappy customers, then you know how difficult and upsetting that encounter can be. When a customer...

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