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

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

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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...

The Trump Administration Provides Economic Relief for Small Business Owners Through Low-Interest Loans

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The novel coronavirus has impacted the United States, as well as countries on every continent except for Antarctica. This respiratory illness has changed every facet of the daily lives of individuals. However, one way that many may not have foreseen the impact of the...

5 Tips for Working from Home During a Quarantine

If you're staying at home to promote social distancing or as a way to help minimize the spread of a virus, it's important to remember that working from home can be very different from working in an office setting. Many successful professionals enjoy working...

Four Thriving Industries in Metro Atlanta in 2020 and Beyond

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In 2018, Georgia came in as the top state in the U.S. for small business climate by the National Federation of Independent Business. In 2019, Atlanta ranked as the ninth-best city to start a business by WalletHub. Georgia and the Metro Atlanta area has a lot going for...

Four Business Trends That Will Define the Atlanta Market in 2020

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A decade has come to an end. Nevertheless, every end signals a new beginning and nowhere is this truer than in business. Every year brings new business ideas, economic fluctuations, and emerging trends. However, these aspects are even more pronounced when we begin to...

How the Georgians First Commission is Working to Address the Issues Facing Business Owners – Scott Hilton, Executive Director

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  It wasn’t too long ago that only 1 in 20 workers needed a license or a permit to pursue their chosen occupation. According to the Institute of Justice, today nearly 1 in 3 workers need a license to pursue their dream career. The Georgians...

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