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...

Should We Thank Amazon? – Numerous Companies Add Jobs to Atlanta’s Workforce

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If you thought Metro Atlanta’s only shot at major employment growth was the Amazon HQ decision, think again. The City of Atlanta houses many companies that are deciding to not only physically expand their offices but increase their staffing. Don’t believe us? According to...

Facebook Supports Small Businesses in Atlanta

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Good news for Atlanta small businesses. Facebook has announced that Atlanta will be one of 30 markets to host Facebook’s “Community Boost” program. The program will debut in Atlanta September 24-26 to assist small businesses, entrepreneurs and potential employees in growing their business and...

Five Reasons Atlanta is Ideal for Start-ups

Atlanta finished 19th in WalletHub’s Best Places to Start a Business Study. The city’s business environment, access to resources, and business costs were factors in the ranking. Over the years, Atlanta has become a significant hub for large corporations who have moved their headquarters...

FTC to Launch Campaign to Help Small Businesses Strengthen Cybersecurity

April 10, 2018 - The Federal Trade Commission is launching a national education campaign to help small businesses strengthen their cyber defenses and protect sensitive data that they store. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEtJP2HhJWM?rel=0&showinfo=0&w=560&h=315] As outlined in a new Staff Perspective report, the FTC will develop and distribute reader-friendly educational materials...

Six Potential Growth Industries in Georgia for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

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Quietly, and somewhat suddenly over the last decade, the state known for peaches, Coca-Cola, and the 1996 Olympics became an economic powerhouse for small businesses. Georgia has become a hub for innovation and creative ideas, a place where entrepreneurs can come to act on...

Three Benefits Amazon’s HQ2 Would Have on Atlanta’s Small Business Community

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Amazon shook the world of commerce in late 2017 when they announced their plans to build a second headquarters in North America. The company now resides only in Seattle, Washington, but their plans to expand have put legislators and business analyst in a frenzy....

Five Ways Atlanta’s Proposed iVillage Could Impact Metro Atlanta

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In 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the City of Atlanta a $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant (TIGER grant). The sole purpose of the money was to revitalize MLK Drive in Metro Atlanta. Mayor Kasim Reed, Invest Atlanta, and MARTA...
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What You Need to Succeed to Reach Your HR Goals – LaSonya Berry

Today on the Atlanta Business Show we welcome LaSonya Berry. She's the CEO of HR Consulting Firm; McPherson, Berry & Associates. She's an author,...
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A Crash Course in Entrepreneurship: Four Certificate Programs Offered in Georgia

Scouring YouTube and Google for entrepreneurial tips is a great way to get a general idea of what you need to do to become...
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JOBS Act 3.0 Passes in the House, Potentially Fueling Small Businesses

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...
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How to Complete the Financial Section of Business Plan

A plan intends to explain the business, introduce critical contributors, products and, services and defines the goals for the future. It paints a picture...
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Atlanta’s New Frontier: A Thriving Hub for Innovation

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...
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