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Mark Collier

Mark Collier
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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.
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

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...
time

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...
InoVentive Solutionsvideo

How to Streamline Your Employee Health Benefits and Attract Better Talent – Marcy Heath,...

  When making the selection to work for a company, having great benefits, like healthcare, has become an important factor for potential employees to consider....
social media strategy

How to Spring Clean Your Social Media Strategy for 2020

Social media may be fun and informal, but effective marketing over the channel takes organization. As the New Year rolls around, it's the perfect...
customer experiencevideo

A Guide to Revamping Your Customer Experience Strategy for 2020 – Micah Solomon, Best-Selling...

Companies nationwide have quickly learned over the decade that quality customer service is the driving force for customer loyalty. Regardless of the product or...
BIP Capitalvideo

Why Investors are Flocking To Georgia and How To Find One for Your Startup...

  On today’s show, we’re here with Mark Buffington, CEO and Co-Founder of BIP Capital, one of the Southeast’s most active venture capital firms. Mark's background...
brand strategy

Using Brand Strategy to Scale Your Business

Excerpted from Forging An Ironclad Brand: A Leader’s Guide. Copyright © 2019 by Lindsay Pedersen. Published by Lioncrest Publishing. When you scale, you must empower...
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