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Finding Business Partners That Complement You, Not Clone You

Entrepreneurs know the value of having the right business partner. Those who've developed an idea into a business understand that no person can do...
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Bright Futures Atlanta Appoints CEO and Philanthropist Millard Choate to Board of Directors

ATLANTA, February 19, 2019 — Bright Futures Atlanta, a non-profit that focuses on helping youth of limited resources on Atlanta’s Westside by providing the...

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The Atlanta Small Business Show on CBS: Pilot Episode

On this week's episode of the Atlanta Small Business Show, we took a look at...

Why the SBA is America’s Best-Kept Secret for Economic Development – Ashley D. Bell, Region lV Administrator

The SBA, also known as the U.S. Small Business Administration, might just be the best-kept...

ATDC at Georgia Tech: Everything You Need to Know – John Avery, Director

We recently traveled to the Georgia Institute of Technology campus, where we spoke with John...

The Difference Between Digital Marketing, Social Marketing, and Pay Per Click Advertising – Alex Membrillo, Cardinal Digital Marketing

The prospect of marketing your business can be overwhelming at times, but it doesn’t have...
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How to Better Identify and Reach Your Target Consumers – Laurie Hood, Mobilewalla

ASBN recently caught up with Laurie Hood, at Georgia’s largest annual technology showcase, The Summit, hosted by TAG (Technology Association of Georgia). Laurie is the Senior Vice President of Marketing at Mobilewalla, a consumer intelligence platform that provides data solutions...
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How to Personalize Customer Engagement with Search Messaging Platforms – Dennis Zakas, Zuzu Inc.

The Atlanta Small Business Network was on site at The Summit Event, Georgia’s largest annual technology showcase hosted by TAG (Technology Association of Georgia), where we caught up with Dennis Zakas, chairman and CEO of Zuzu, Inc., a technology company...
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Why the SBA is America’s Best-Kept Secret for Economic Development – Ashley D. Bell,...

The SBA, also known as the U.S. Small Business Administration, might just be the best-kept secret in the Federal Government. This agency provides support exclusively to entrepreneurs and small businesses by offering opportunities for business education, mentorship, and capital...
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The Difference Between Digital Marketing, Social Marketing, and Pay Per Click Advertising – Alex...

The prospect of marketing your business can be overwhelming at times, but it doesn’t have to be. Our guest today, Alex Membrillo lends his expertise and clears up the difference between digital marketing, social marketing, and pay per click...
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Atlanta’s Thriving Industries, Attracting Venture Capitalists, and the Economic Outlook for 2019 – Tom...

Just last year, Atlanta was named the number two Metro Area for Economic Growth Potential by Business Facilities Magazine. Here to discuss what the city is getting right and the future of its many industries is Tom Cunningham, senior...
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How to Better Lead and Engage the Next Generation of Employees – Ryan Jenkins,...

According to Gallup research, millennial employment turnover is over three times the rate of other generations, costing the U.S. economy a staggering $30.5 billion annually. If your small business has experienced similar issues with the younger generations, then you...

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How to Choose the Right Franchise for Your Future – Leslie...

Owning your own business is a big undertaking, but with hard work, you can be rewarded ten-fold. If you’re not interested in creating a...

3 Growing Industries With Franchise Opportunities in Metro Atlanta

As 2018 quickly comes to a close, our sights are now set on finishing out the year strong and embarking on new business ventures in...

5 Essential Truths to Understand Before You Buy a Franchise

A growing number of entrepreneurs are buying franchise businesses instead of launching their own company from scratch. According to data from Statista Research, there...

Is That Franchise Opportunity the Road to Riches or the Road...

Whether you are tired of working for someone else, getting ready to embark on a new career or recently retired, you may be looking...
business partners

Finding Business Partners That Complement You, Not Clone You

Entrepreneurs know the value of having the right business partner. Those who've developed an idea into a business understand that no person can do it all alone. It's necessary to have good, smart, and talented people in your corner...
bright futures atlanta

Bright Futures Atlanta Appoints CEO and Philanthropist Millard Choate to Board of Directors

ATLANTA, February 19, 2019 — Bright Futures Atlanta, a non-profit that focuses on helping youth of limited resources on Atlanta’s Westside by providing the spiritual, educational and familial support, today announced the addition of Millard Choate to its Board...
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ATDC at Georgia Tech: Everything You Need to Know – John Avery, Director

We recently traveled to the Georgia Institute of Technology campus, where we spoke with John Avery, the new Director for ATDC Georgia Tech, a start-up accelerator that helps Georgia technology entrepreneurs launch and build successful companies. John provided a...
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Using Exit Interviews to Drive Company Success

Exit interviews are extremely important tools employers often overlook. Many companies skip exit interviews entirely, but by doing so they are missing a vital opportunity to gather feedback, reduce turnover, and identify opportunities for growth. Employees change jobs for...
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Sweet Auburn: A Resilient, Atlanta Hub for Black Business Ownership

In 2017, the Metro Atlanta area ranked number seven on the Kauffman Foundation’s 2017 Index for Startup Activity of best metropolitan areas for black-owned companies. According to the study, among the top 10 regions, Atlanta has the highest number...
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5 Things That Can Affect the Success of Your Business Loan Application

Applying for business loans can be complicated. There is no standard credit scoring model in existence yet that is commonly accepted by banks, finance companies, and other lending entities. Each one of these entities uses a different scoring model...
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10 Inspirational Quotes from Successful Atlanta Entrepreneurs to Keep You Going Through Hard Times

To say that entrepreneurship comes with a fair share of challenges, and twists and turns is an understatement. There are days where you will feel as if you can conquer the world; while there will be other times where...
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10 Low-Investment Business Startup Ideas with No Inventory Requirements

1. Affiliate Marketing There are numerous ways to make money sitting behind a computer from the comfort of your own home. First, you need to have a product or items that people want to buy, and then you need to...
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6 Idea Generation Methods That May Be Better Than Brainstorming

Most people know all about brainstorming: people sit in a room and come up with as many ideas as they can. They don't censor themselves for idea quality or feasibility. Some simply put out ideas off the top of...

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According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), there were over 30 million small businesses in the U.S. in 2018. Not only do small...

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