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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.
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

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...
Scot Wingo

Spiffy Founder Scot Wingo Discusses the Unique Set of Skills it Takes to be...

Welcome to this edition of Founder Focus, where we dive into the inside stories behind some of the most impressive entrepreneurial journeys. Founder Focus...
employee morale

7 Ways Any Entrepreneur Can Raise Spirits and Boost Employee Morale

A happy employee is a productive employee. That is why it is in your best interests to learn how to boost employee morale as...
market research

How to Properly Conduct Market Research for Your Business Plan – George Deeb, Startup...

One of the first and most important steps in the business planning process is doing the proper market research for your product or industry....
emotional intelligence

7 Ways You Can Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

One of the many intangible qualities employees look for in their employers is their level of emotional intelligence. While each individual might have a...
Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

How to Combat Racism in Your Workplace – Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

On today's episode of The Atlanta Small Business Show we welcome psychologist, author and entrepreneur, Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic. Dr. Tomas has written 10 books...