Expert Accountant Andrew Poulos Discusses How COVID-19 has Changed Tax Season for Small Businesses

It’s that time of the year again. Americans are filing their taxes after what seemed like a tumultuous year, but no need to panic if you haven’t done so already, as the deadline has been extended until May 17. Our next guest is going to tell us what business owners should be doing right now before the deadline quickly...

How the Georgia Department of Administrative Services is committing to creating small business engagement in the state

Welcome to the first episode of The Playbook, a brand new series on the Atlanta Small Business network. Every week, host and UGA SBDC consultant Mark Collier sits down with some of Atlanta's emerging entrepreneurs, seasoned small business owners, and resource experts. In this segment, Georgia governor Kemp has launched an ambitious and very worthwhile initiative to make Georgia...

Maximizing the Return on Your Small Business Marketing Spend – George Deeb, Red Rocket Ventures

Investing in your business’ marketing is essential for growth, especially as a startup business. So how do you determine how much to spend and what can you do to maximize this return on your investment? To discuss this further, we caught up with George Deeb, Managing Partner of Red Rocket Ventures, and author of three entrepreneurial handbooks with over...

Are You Doing Enough to Promote Your Small Business Branding? – Sela Missirian, Brown Bag Marketing

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Are you searching for that one thing that sets your small business apart from the competition? It often starts with branding. On today’s show, we welcome Sela Missirian, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Brown Bag Marketing, who discusses what you need to know about marketing, and how branding could take your small business to the next...

Chick-fil-A franchisee Kevin Williams discusses the value in failure and other lessons from his best-selling book ‘Irrational Kindness’

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Finding value in the lessons learned from failed business ventures is a skill that many entrepreneurs work on throughout their careers. On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome Kevin Williams, a triple Chick-fil-A franchisee and best-selling author of Irrational Kindness: The Crazy Pursuit of an Extraordinary Life. Williams' three restaurants are operated in the city of Canton, Georgia; a rare...

Founder Focus: How Ibrahim Mesbah, CEO of Revolution Parts, Bootstrapped His Way to Profitability

Welcome to another episode of Founder Focus with Steve Greenfield, founder of Automotive Ventures, This ASBN original series dives into the inside stories behind some of the most impressive entrepreneurial journeys. In this segment, Greenfield sits down with Ibrahim Mesbah, who is the co-founder and CEO at Revolution Parts, a company focused on making it simple and affordable for...

How to Create a Successful Business Model and Live Your Entrepreneurial Life to the Fullest – Gay Hendricks, “The Big Leap”

Everyone wants to live life to their fullest potential, but how do you get there and take your business with you? On today's show, we're pleased to welcome Gay Hendricks, President of the Hendricks Institute and best-selling author of more than 40 books, including "The Big Leap, Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Your Life to the Next Level." Transcription: Jim...

How to Improve Your Staff’s EQ to Deliver a Top-Notch Customer Experience – Joseph Michelli, Author of ‘Driven to Delight’

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 Giving consumers an excellent customer experience on a consistent basis is not as easy as it sounds. And while we all know that product quality, convenience, speed, and brand are important factors...empathy, understanding, and creating memorable moments are equally meaningful, but often overlooked. Our guest today knows a thing or two about the qualities that your business can focus...

How Karen Gayle Kept Her Business Thriving Through a Decline in Tourism During the Coronavirus Outbreak – Mark Collier

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many small businesses had to assess and recalibrate by developing creative ways to survive the sudden transformation in how everyday business was conducted. On today's show, guest host Mark Collier, consultant for the UGA SBDC Dekalb sits down with Karen Gayle, owner of Georgia Gifts & More. Gayle shares her story of meeting business...

Business Attorney Stacey-Ann Taylor, Esq. Discusses How Entrepreneurs Can Avoid Common Business Mistakes

As a new business owner or entrepreneur, you will make mistakes along the way. It's almost inevitable, but many mistakes can be avoided saving you time, and more importantly, money. On today's show, we are excited to welcome attorney Stacey-Ann Taylor, Esq., owner of the Law Office of Stacey-Ann Taylor, LLC, to help us navigate through some of the...

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