Alpharetta Named a Top U.S. City to Start a Business

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Looking to start a business in metro Atlanta? Alpharetta is the place to go. That’s according to a report from Verizon which ranked Alpharetta number 15 out of 50 cities nationwide to start a business. The study gathered data from roughly 300 cities across...

Report: Over Two-Thirds of Small Business Owners Positive About Business

Roughly 70 percent of small business owners are upbeat about their company and the overall small business environment in the United States. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHsVkHoClDU] The number comes from the Q3 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index released today that reported a record...

Third Quarter Small Business Confidence Hits National Record High, how is Georgia Fairing?

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If you are a small business owner, the chances are that you are pretty confident about your opportunity to make a livelihood. CNBC and SurveyMonkey teamed up to survey more than 2,000 business owners from July 27 through August 5 of this year. The...

Five Reasons Atlanta’s FinTech Industry Is Putting the City on the Map

When people think of commerce in Atlanta, thoughts of Coca-Cola, CNN, and maybe even peaches might cross their minds. It would make sense, as these are the companies and items most marketed within and outside of Atlanta. However, the days of soda and broadcasting...

JOBS Act 3.0 Passes in the House, Potentially Fueling Small Businesses

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Tuesday night, the United States Chamber of Commerce released a statement indicating that the House of Representatives had passed the JOBS Act 3.0, which is formally known as the “JOBS and Investor Confidence Act of 2018.”  The 406-4 vote was a welcomed consensus in...

Atlanta’s New Frontier: A Thriving Hub for Innovation

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The former chief operating officer for the U.S. Economic Development Administration, Brian McGowan, stated that all of the corporations establishing innovation hubs in Atlanta are “shining a big, bright light on the city” and helping the city become recognized as a “major innovation hub.”...

How a Chinese Trade War Could Affect Small Business

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Love him or hate him, Pres. Donald J. Trump doesn’t hesitate to take action. With a heavy focus on securing borders and bringing jobs back to the United States, Trump is taking actions that draw heavy applause from staunch supporters and heavy criticism from...

Five Startups Proving Atlanta’s Small Business Ecosystem is Thriving

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According to FitSmallBusiness.com, Atlanta is the top-ranked city outside of New York and San Francisco, for “fresh and exciting startups.” While Atlanta is known for its burgeoning music and movie scene, this city is also catching the eye of aspiring business owners. It is...

Two-Thirds of Americans Dream of Opening a Small Business

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A recent UPS Store Survey indicates that an overwhelming 66 percent of respondents dream of opening a small business. The survey was part of an annual initiative driven by The UPS Store to celebrate National Small Business Week. The survey captures Americans attitudes toward...

Facebook to Provide Digital Skills Training to 1 Million People Small Business Owners

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In 2017, the Small Business Association (SBA) reported that there were almost 30 million small businesses in the United States employing almost 58 million people, which makes up almost half of the U.S. workforce. According to George Carey-Simos of WeRSM, Facebook has taken note...
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The Benefits Of Using Cloud Computing At Your Business

Cloud computing allows your business to store its data on secure internet-based servers. This affords your business many benefits when compared to storing and...
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How You Can Increase Productivity By Making a Few Simple Changes in Your Company...

Welcome to another edition of the Small Business Show. Take a moment to think about what kind of work environment you are creating. Is...
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Grow Your Small Business with the Help From a Coach – Joyce Bone, Bone...

Every small business owner knows that increasing profitability is easier said than done. Sometimes you need the help of a professional to get on...
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The Essential Rules of Phone and Email Etiquette for Your Office

Business communications are a totally different animal than just a decade ago. Former methods of communication included snail mail and telephone with just a...
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Promoting Dynamic Women in Leadership – Robbin Jorgensen, Women Igniting Change

On today's show ASBN's Jim Fitzpatrick speaks with Robbin Jorgensen, founder and CEO of Women Igniting Change, a forward-thinking organization committed to fully leveraging...
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