Governor Brian Kemp Establishes Commission to Spur Small Business Success and Innovation

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In Georgia, small businesses account for 99.6 percent of employers and employ over 43 percent of the state’s workforce. These numbers are impressive, and in one of his first initiatives as governor, Kemp looks to improve on these numbers and make business ownership easier...

The Hype: The Rise of Atlanta Corporate Innovation Centers

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The Atlanta tech startup scene continues to grow and thrive as more innovative ventures set up shop in the metro area. In fact, Forbes ranks Atlanta the # 3 rising city for startups, having generated $1.2 billion dollars in venture capital investments. Keeping up...

Optimism Remains High While Hiring Problems Still Loom Large in New Small Business Index Report

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While Q3 saw a record high of optimism among small business owners included in the MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index with an index of 69.7, Q4 revealed a slight decrease and overall pause in these feelings with a new index...

10 Places You Should Visit on Small Business Saturday

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November is finally here, and along with cooler temperatures and changing leaves, the holiday shopping season is in full swing. Most, if not all shoppers, are already familiar with major shopping holidays like “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday”, but what about “Small Business Saturday”? [youtube...

How the Metro Atlanta Chamber is Fostering the Local Innovation Community – Alex Gonzalez

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ASBN's Jim Fitzpatrick was on location at the Atlanta Corporate Innovation Summit, and caught up with Alex Gonzalez, who is the new Chief Innovation Officer for the Atlanta Metro Chamber of Commerce to discuss the future relationship between the chamber and entrepreneurial innovation. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:  Jim...

Ten Innovative and Out-of-The-Box New Businesses in Metro Atlanta

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Atlanta is no longer just known as the stomping ground of old-school behemoths like CNN and Coca-Cola. The city has risen —much like its Phoenix mascot—to be a haven for creative startup owners and forward-thinking business professionals. Atlanta is the epicenter for commerce, innovation,...

The Business of the Super Bowl: What Can the Atlanta Business Community Expect?

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On February 3, 2019, most of the country will be sitting in front of a television, smartphone, or tablet to watch two teams battle for the Lombardi Trophy. Downtown city streets —except for some restaurants and sports bars—will likely be empty while football fans...

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...
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The Benefits of Creating a Customer Service Mantra at Your Business – Shep Hyken,...

We’re pleased to welcome back customer experience expert and New York Times Best-selling author, Shep Hyken. Creating a customer service mantra is an essential...
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From Events to Podcasts, Inspirational Resources for Female Entrepreneurs

More and more women have begun venturing into the business realm to become prominent entrepreneurs in a wide range of fields. From marketing and...
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How This Atlanta Startup Is Matching Customers with Same-Day Home Services – Christian Ries,...

The Atlanta Small Business Network recently sat down with Christian Ries, Founder, and CEO of Jonny On It, on location at Atlanta Tech Village,...
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The Atlanta Small Business Show on CBS: Episode 4 – [03.16.19]

Want your business featured on The Atlanta Small Business Show? Tell us your story! And if you would like to advertise with ASBN, give...
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Rand Fishkin: Expert SEO and Content Marketing Tactics For Your Small Business

Knowing how to properly manage SEO is crucial to your small business's digital marketing strategy. It determines how easy you are to find on...
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