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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.
SBA

How Small Businesses Can Set Themselves Up for Success in 2022 with SBA’s Terri...

The Small Business Administration has played, and continues to play, a vital role for small businesses, especially during this ongoing pandemic. On this week’s...
strategic planning

9 Essential Steps for More Effective Strategic Planning in 2022

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

Military Officer turned CEO: How Sheena Parker Utilized Government Contracting to Drive Growth to...

Facilities management protocols were thrust into the spotlight during the pandemic year of 2020, there was a dramatic shift towards cleaner and safer buildings,...

Lessons in Teamwork and Leadership From Former NFL Linebacker Rennie Curran

On this week’s episode of The Playbook, host Mark Collier, business consultant for the UGA Small Business Development Center, is joined by Rennie Curran, three-time...

How to Adjust Your Strategic Business Planning in Post-COVID World

Digital solutions were thrust to the forefront of small business, strategic planning after March of last year. On this week’s episode of The Playbook,...

The Best Practices for Buying or Selling a Small Business with Karl Barnham

Starting a new business is the traditional path to entrepreneurship, but prospective entrepreneurs shouldn't discount the option of purchasing an existing business. On this...

How This Atlanta-Based Entrepreneur is Taking Energy Infrastructure to the Next Level

Energy consumption, costs, and efficiencies are at the forefront of everyone's mind. I'm joined today by a true pioneer in the energy consumption solution...

The Importance of Reducing Economic Disparity and Fostering a Diverse Business Community

The North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development was founded in 1986 to expand and diversify the state's economic base by providing direct support...

The Vital Importance of Supporting Georgia’s Micro-Businesses with Elizabeth Wilson from GMEN

The Georgia Micro Enterprise Network is a nonprofit industry membership association that has been a catalyst for economic development in Georgia and throughout the...

How CSO Cassius Butts is Helping Atlanta Small Business Owners Face and Overcome Obstacles

The pandemic year of 2020 placed a renewed emphasis on strategic planning. On this week’s episode of The Playbook, host Mark Collier, business consultant...
happy

The Science of Happy: How Business Leaders Can Create Positive Cultures for Their Employees...

The question sounds so simple—are you happy? Many business leaders and professionals miss out on growth and development opportunities by not taking their own...
mobile-friendly website

5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs A Mobile-Friendly Website

It's no secret that having a well-built professional website is crucial to the success of your business. It can help you impress potential customers,...

5 Effective Cost Cutting Strategies to Increase Your Bottom Line

Welcome to the Atlanta Small Business Network’s original series, Money Talks with Tiffany Kent, a Certified Financial Planner and Founding Partner of Wealth Engagement,...
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...
digital marketing

The Future of Digital Marketing is Different than You Think

The COVID-19 pandemic halted global economic order, but it managed to speed up digital marketing operations. In fact, throughout the pandemic, many businesses managed...