Friend of a Friend: 2 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Should Invest in Networking – David Burkus

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 On this episode of the Atlanta Small Business Show we sit down with David Burkus, best-selling author of "Friend of a Friend" and leadership expert, to discuss the importance of networking and ways to grow your network and improve your networking skills. David says there are two primary reasons business owners should care about networking, the first is because it...

How to Choose the Right Mindset for the Success of Your Business – George Deeb, Red Rocket Ventures

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 Every successful founder has a unique entrepreneurial mindset that contributes to their prosperity, but more often than not, those mindsets lead business owners down two distinct paths. Here to tell us how to choose the right one for your business is George Deeb, Managing Partner of Red Rocket Ventures and author of three startup guides with over 300 lessons...

How 2018 Small Business Person of the Year Richard Makerson Built a Successful Mobile Technology Firm

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 For over a decade, Richard Makerson, CEO and Managing Partner of Atlanta-based BlueFletch, has taken the company from a small tech startup to a full-fledged mobile technology firm whose clients include Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, and Home Depot. His determination and tenacity in the face of the country’s worst economic recession led him to become the 2018 Small Business...

Has Your Business Considered Government Contracting and Procurement? – Mark Collier & Cynthia Harper

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 Did you know that the Federal government spends more than $500 billion in contracting dollars every year? U.S. law currently establishes a goal that 23% of prime Federal contract dollars go to small businesses, and yet, it has fallen short of this goal for the past several years. On today's show, our guest host, business consultant Mark Collier, sits...

Reduce: How This Atlanta-Based Company is Capturing a Piece of the Sustainable Drinkware Market – Ken Kreafle, Founder & CEO

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In today’s business climate, consumers are showing that they prefer to spend their hard-earned dollars on sustainable products. In fact, Neilsen projects that 2019 will see 7 billion dollars in year-over-year growth for sustainable product sales. Capitalizing on this growing demand is Ken Kreafle, Founder and CEO of Reduce Drinkware based right here out of Atlanta. We recently sat...

What Type of Person Makes a Great Entrepreneur? Rand Fishkin, Author of Lost and Founder

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Rand Fishkin made a name for himself in the world of SEO, but he cemented his legacy as a prolific tech entrepreneur by founding the two powerhouse ventures Moz and SparkToro. We caught up with Rand once again to discuss navigating the tricky world of startups, how to become business savvy, and many more lessons from his best-selling book,...

Early-Stage Funding: Everything You Need to Know for Your Startup – Ashish Mistry, BLH Venture Partners

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In order to achieve early-stage funding interest for your startup, you need to first understand the motivations of the investor. You might ask yourself, “What are they looking for? How much should I ask for? Where should I even begin?” To answer these questions and more, we turned to Ashish Mistry, managing Partner at BLH Venture Partners, to discuss...

Fab’rik: How Dana Spinola Built a Fashion Empire Fueled By Passion and Purpose

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On today’s show, we take a look at Bridget Fitzpatrick's conversation with Dana Spinola, Founder, and CEO of Fab'rik. With over 40 locations nationwide, including 10 in the metro Atlanta area, Fab'rik has quickly become one of the country’s leading fashion retailers. Born out of a desire to provide high-quality fashion at an affordable price, Dana left her lucrative corporate...

How JumpFund is Evening the Funding Scales and Setting Their Sights on Women-Led Companies – Kim Seals

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ASBN is pleased to welcome Kim Seals, General Partner at JumpFund, into the studio to talk with us about small business funding, specifically how JumpFund aims to fund women-owned small businesses. Kim begins by acknowledging what a great time it is to be an entrepreneur in Atlanta. There is an influx of talent with students coming out of universities, people relocating,...

How Transparency and Trust Became the Foundation for this Successful Atlanta Based Digital Agency – Jeff Hilimire, Dragon Army

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 ASBN welcomes Jeff Hilimire, CEO and Co-Founder of Dragon Army, to discuss what inspired him to begin Dragon Army and the steps that the business takes in building a positive company culture in order to give a better customer experience. Jeff describes Dragon Army as a purpose-driven digital agency, creating websites and mobile applications for companies such as Chick-Fil-A, Home...

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