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Dr. Natalie Sappleton is Subject Matter Expert in Management and Leadership at Smartly. Her research interests are in social networks and social capital in the context of entrepreneurship. Natalie received her M.A. (Hons.) in Economics and Politics at the University of Glasgow and her PhD in Entrepreneurship and Masters in Research from Manchester Metropolitan University. Her PhD thesis investigates the role of gender role (in)congruency on the ability to acquire resources among New York City entrepreneurs. Natalie is co-editor of Entrepreneurship, Self-Employment and Retirement (Palgrave McMillan).
women tech entrepreneurs

The Top Resources for Female Tech Entrepreneurs in Atlanta

It's a popular misnomer that entrepreneurship is a male domain. In fact, every day across the country, women start about 849 new businesses. 203,000...
media interview

The Media Interview: How to Make the Most of Your Press Opportunities

Let’s say that out of the blue, you receive an invitation to be interviewed by a member of the press. What’s the first thing...
apps

The Best Business Apps for Busy Entrepreneurs

You’re busy, so you need some productivity hacks to help you make the most of your day. But your business means you don’t have...
critical thinking

Simple Habits to Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills

If there’s one skill common to all of history’s greatest minds, it’s probably critical thinking. Critical thinking, which involves reasoning and processing information in...
Shark Tank

What You Can Learn about Pitching Your Business from the Latest Season of Shark...

You’re an entrepreneur, so you have no time to watch TV, right? Well, a show that might be worth your time is ABC’s Shark Tank....

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,...
productivity

7 Productivity Tips from the World’s Most Successful People

Have you ever wondered what sets the high achievers of this world apart from the rest of us? How do they manage to accomplish...
trademarks

Debunking 11 common myths about small business trademarks

Welcome to the first episode of Launched & Legal with Dayna Thomas, Esq., entrepreneurship attorney and law firm coach. Launched & Legal is an Atlanta...
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...
influence

The Golden Rule of Influencing Peers in a Small Business Setting

In May, we took a look at the leadership development from the middle of an organization, with keynote speaker and best-selling author Scott Mautz....