The Current State of Small Business Development with GA Chamber of Commerce Pres. Chris Clark

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Over the past 18 months, small businesses nationwide have grappled with the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, WalletHub recently ranked Georgia no. 24 on its list of State Economies Hit the Most by Coronavirus. However, small business revenues in the state...

How Do Small Business Owners Really Feel About Their Current Position in the Economy? – Tom Sullivan, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Today on the Atlanta Small Business Show, we're pleased to welcome back Tom Sullivan, Vice President of Small Business Policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In this segment, Sullivan breaks down the highlights from the latest MetLife and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small...

Georgia’s Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan Discuses the State’s Vaccine Rollout and PPP Funding

Today on the Atlanta Small Business Show, we're joined once again by the Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, Geoff Duncan, who discusses the all-important PPP funding for small business owners and what the coronavirus vaccine rollout could mean for Georgia's economy moving forward. After retiring from...

Ford and the National Urban League Partner to Support Black-Owned Businesses During COVID-19

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Small businesses play a significant role in the economic success of the United States. A thriving ecosystem for small businesses speaks to the health of an economy. As of 2018, there were 30.7 million small businesses, and these businesses accounted for almost 64 percent...

Beyonce and NAACP Team Up to Offer $10,000 Grants to Black-Owned Businesses

Business ownership has flourished within the Black community in recent years. The most recent data revealed that the number of Black-owned businesses grew 34 percent from 2007 to 2012. While business ownership is always an excellent way for communities to gain wealth, this data,...

Eight Relief Programs and Resources For Atlanta-Based Small Businesses and Staff Impacted by COVID-19

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There have been a variety of unforeseen effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. For some, it has been the increased feelings of isolation due to social distancing. For others, it's having to move from the office to working remotely. Unfortunately, the impact for small businesses...

How to Support Your Local Small Businesses During The COVID-19 Epidemic

For the past two to three weeks, the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted every part of our daily lives. From going to the movies to visiting local bars, many of the activities we are used to are on pause. This drastic change has heavily impacted...

Find Economic Relief for Your Business in the Wake of COVID-19 with These Resources from the SBA – Ashley Bell, White House Advisor

In today's special segment, we're pleased to welcome back Mr. Ashley Bell, who is the White House Policy Advisor on entrepreneurship and innovation. Ashley also serves as Regional Administrator for SBA Region IV, and today he discusses the federal and state resources that small...

IRS Defers 2020 Tax Payments by 90 Days Due to Coronavirus

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At President Trump and the Coronavirus Task Force Hold Briefing on Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced changes for tax season aimed at bringing relief to individuals and businesses during these uncertain times. While ordinarily taxes must be filed by April 15th--unless extra time...

COVID-19: Should You Close Your Business Doors?

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COVID-19, a novel form of the CoronaVirus, is rapidly changing how we interact on many levels. From social distancing to canceled events, our lives are being restructured from the ground up.  Three Categories of Consideration There are three categories of small businesses making tough calls right...

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No matter how organized and efficient you are as a small business owner, the mountains of paperwork and constant customer demands can really overwhelm...

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For larger established teams, collaboration software is indispensable, but for early-stage start-ups with few or no employees, there may not yet be a need....