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Mark Collier

Mark Collier
As a Business Consultant and faculty member with the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Mark assists valued clients in evaluating and strategizing the best and most efficient path to starting or growing a successful business.
PPP loan

Ensuring Loan Forgiveness for PPP Loans

The SBA Payroll Protection Program (PPP) offers companies and nonprofits with fewer than 500 workers a 1% interest loan to cover 8 weeks of...

Planning for Business Success After COVID-19

Businesses are facing unprecedented challenges in light of today’s pandemic induced global downturn and some hard questions on strategic shifts and what's next for...
digital transformation

Re-thinking Business Strategy in the Digital World

Digital transformation for this new decade and beyond will be the key differentiating strategy that will separate adopters from their competitors. The pace of...
effective strategic planning

2020 Vision for the New Year Begins and Ends with Effective Strategic Planning

The beginning of each year is always full of promise and high hopes but promise and high hopes alone will not effectively drive a...

Holiday Networking 101

As the holiday season approaches, many small business owners turn their attention to the holiday party circuit where networking is front and center. Holiday...
strategic planning

Top 5 Strategic Planning Moves to Best Position Your Business for Success in 2020

As we move into the 4th quarter of 2019 savvy business owners are looking ahead to their business prospects for the year 2020. Now...

Where Small Business Owners Spend Their Time Matters

Small business owners have an immeasurable number of day-to-day responsibilities and are often pulled in many directions at once. A common question I get...
strategic planning

Effective Strategic Planning for Small Businesses at the Midyear Point

We recently closed out the 1st half of the year and many small businesses are currently in the process of forecasting for the balance...
task management

Successful Task Management is the Path to Improved Efficiency

Task management is one of the most important aspects of improving efficiency. Be strategic in your thinking and tactical in your execution when it...
negative social media comments

Four Ways Your Company Can Handle Negative Social Media Comments

Just about every business owner understand how important it is to have a presence on social media. After all, platforms such as Facebook and...
target audience

How to Build a Target Audience from Nothing

Most reputable digital marketing agencies no longer resort to paid lists, as they're ineffective at best and spammy at worst. Instead, they have to...

How Atlanta-Based ServeScape Leverages a Digital Marketplace to Disrupt the Landscaping Industry

On the latest episode of the Atlanta Small Business Show, anchor Jim Fitzpatrick is joined by Mario Cambardella, Founder and landscape architect of ServeScape....
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The Atlanta Small Business Profile – Shani Godwin, Communiqué USA Inc.

On this week's episode of the Atlanta Small Business Profile, host Ted Jenkin welcomes Shani Godwin, President and CEO of Communiqué USA Inc. Since opening...
leave the work

Five Ways to Prepare to Unplug for the Upcoming Holiday Season

The holiday season is right around the corner. Dinners with family or end-of-year vacations are just a few weeks away. This upcoming season can...