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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.
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...
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...
restaurant

How One Atlanta Restaurant Pivoted its Business Strategy to Survive the COVID-19 Pandemic

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...