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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....
Zoom

5 Quick Ways to Improve the Value of Your Zoom Meetings

Zoom meetings have become a more regular occurrence since the pandemic of 2020. However, most people are not adept at making sure those meetings...

This Entrepreneur is Celebrating 20 Years in the Franchise Business—Here’s How He Became the...

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

Five Ways to Improve Omnichannel Customer Experience

The rapid march of technology means that consumers are no longer satisfied with the traditional 'in-person' shopping experience. It is now expected that services offer...
phone calls

How Proactive Phone Calls Can Boost Sales for Your Small Business

Are you still using the phone to generate sales in today’s digital retail environment? If not, this is something that you should get back...
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,...