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Are You Ready to Go It Alone? Essential Qualities of the Solopreneur Mindset

The entrepreneurial lifestyle has long been a key underpinning of American society. The independent spirit is alive and well in the country, and small businesses are responsible for enormous amounts of job creation and wealth generation.   That is fine for the entrepreneurs in the country,...

How Kirk Halpern Pivoted his Business in Just 13 Hours During the Height of the Pandemic

Learning to pivot quickly is critical, especially during the unprecedented times we find ourselves in, and that is exactly what Kirk Halpern, Founder and CEO of Farmers and Fisherman Purveyors, has continued to do. He pivoted his business at the height of the pandemic...

Atlanta Tech Village Founder David Cummings Discusses the Future of the Tech Workforce

Recently, the Atlanta Small Business Network was on-location at the 2021 Georgia Technology Summit where anchor Jim Fitzpatrick spoke with David Cummings, Founder of the Atlanta Tech Village. Today, the Atlanta Tech Village is the fourth largest tech space in the U.S. and has...

2021 TAG Summit: Why Aspiring Entrepreneurs Should Consider Joining a Network of Their Peers – Christina Critzer

Recently, the Atlanta Small Business Network was on-location at the 2021 Georgia Technology Summit where anchor Jim Fitzpatrick spoke with Christina Critzer, Co-chair of this year's event. Stay tuned for more coverage from the 2021 Georgia Technology Summit. TRANSCRIPTION: Jim Fitzpatrick: Christina Critzer, thank you so much for...

How Small Business Owners Can Position Themselves to Increase Online Sales – Melinda Emerson, Quintessence Group

Many businesses are now operating online and in today's digital marketplace it is critical to capture your audience quickly. On today’s show, we’re discussing online sales and some of the marketing avenues available at your fingertips. We're pleased to welcome Melinda Emerson, also known...

2021 TAG Summit: Larry Williams on How Atlanta’s Tech Companies Have Accelerated Digital Innovation

Recently, the ASBN team was on-location at the 2021 Georgia Technology Summit where anchor Jim Fitzpatrick spoke with Larry Williams, President and CEO of the Technology Association of Georgia. TAG serves more than 30,000 members statewide through regional chapters and provides networking and educational programs...

2021 TAG Summit: Zuzu CEO Dennis Zakas on why many companies have migrated to a virtual world

Recently, the ASBN team was on-location at the 2021 Georgia Technology Summit where anchor Jim Fitzpatrick spoke with Dennis Zakas, CEO of Zuzu Inc., Chair of Zakas & Leonard Law Firm, and Committee Chair of the top 40 innovative companies for TAG. Stay tuned for more...

2021 TAG Summit: What is the Biggest Challenge Facing Atlanta’s Tech Companies Today? – Ron McMurtrie, GTS Co-chair

Recently, the ASBN team was on-location at the 2021 Georgia Technology Summit where anchor Jim Fitzpatrick spoke with Ron McMurtrie, Chief Marketing and Business Enablement Officer of Sage. McMurtrie is also the Georgia Technology Summit Co-Chair, a TAG board member and an executive committee member...

2021 TAG Summit: Jabian Consulting’s Chad McCloud Discusses How TAG Continues to Promote Atlanta’s Vibrant Tech Ecosystem

Recently, the ASBN team was on-location at the 2021 Georgia Technology Summit where anchor Jim Fitzpatrick spoke with Chad McCloud, Executive Director of Jabian Consulting, an Atlanta-based management consultancy that applies senior level consulting specialists to our client’s top priority projects. Jabian focuses on creating...

2021 TAG Summit: Attorney Roy Hadley Describes How TAG is Addressing Racial Inequity in Georgia’s Technology Sector

For more than 30 years, Roy Hadley has been a trusted attorney and advisor to high growth businesses, governments, and family/closely held businesses. Hadley’s practice, Adams and Reese, is international in its scope and focuses on advising clients worldwide on complex corporate transactions, particularly...

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It is no surprise that most entrepreneurs will spend the majority of their time investing in their small businesses. Startup entrepreneurs will usually wear...
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Business meetings can be helpful, and even necessary, but too often they waste time, get sidetracked, and end up accomplishing very little. Good planning...
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 On this segment of Advice From the Pros, Dr. Paul White, psychologist and business coach, discusses the practical ways to avoid negativity at your...