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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.
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...
elevator pitch

How to Create a Compelling Elevator Pitch

Whether you are a freelancer, accountant, entrepreneur, or business developer, you will always be selling in some form or the other. This is because...

Why Community Service is at the Heart of this Franchise Brand

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

3 Critical Questions Entrepreneurs Need to Ask About Their Marketing Plans with Mike Michalowicz

Are you struggling to effectively market your business? If so, Mike Michalowicz, serial entrepreneur, leader of two new multi-million-dollar ventures, and author, recommends asking...
high-pressure work

Helping Your Employees Cope with a High-Pressure Work Environment

A high-pressure work environment can be a sign that your company is ambitious and productive. A high-pressure work environment can drive your employees to...
culture

Building a culture of trust in your small business with CultureWise’s David Friedman

The last time we spoke to David Friedman, Founder, and CEO of CultureWise and author of "Culture by Design: How to Build a High-Performing...