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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.

How CDFIs Play an Important Role for Small Businesses in Traditionally Underserved Markets –...

Access to capital is the lifeblood of small businesses and Community Development Financial Institutions or CDFIs are playing an increasingly important role in getting...
SBA

How SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman is Making Sure Small Businesses Have the Resources...

The United States Small Business Administration plays a vital role in the growth, development, and advancement of small businesses across the country. On this...
hospitality

How Entrepreneur Ken Patel is Leveraging AI to Transform the Hospitality Industry

The hospitality industry was one of the most visibly impacted sectors of the pandemic year in 2020 and digital transformation has played a major...

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...
Kelvin King

How Kelvin King Applied his Air Force Background into Building an Inc. 5000 Company

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...
Dwight Glover

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

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

How the Georgia Department of Administrative Services is committing to creating small business engagement...

Welcome to the first episode of The Playbook, a brand new series on the Atlanta Small Business network. Every week, host and UGA SBDC...
partnership

Effectively Managing Strategic Partnerships for Sustained Success

The pandemic of 2020 delivered structural shocks across nearly all business sectors around the globe. Partnerships, alliances, joint ventures, and teaming arrangements emerged as...
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...

Why Entrepreneur Nancy Glass Left Corporate America to Open Atlanta’s first Clean Eatz Franchise

Welcome to another episode of Atlanta Franchise Today with host Leslie Kuban, expert franchise consultant and owner of FranNet Atlanta. Atlanta Franchise Today is...