Georgia Announces Small Business Week to Celebrate the Achievements Made by Small Businesses

It comes as no surprise that small businesses are a huge asset to local economies. They create jobs, bring money to their communities, and sometimes turn into large and very successful corporations that are good for their local areas. This week, Georgia governor Brian...

Did you say “Free Money”? 4 Upcoming Contests Small Business Owners Can Bank On

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Small business ownership is on the rise in the United States. Unfortunately, funding can be hard to come by, especially money with no strings attached. So, businesses that have a vested interest in helping entrepreneurs move forward have stepped up to the plate. A...

Small Business Events in Atlanta: 6 Events You Should Be Attending in March and April

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Atlanta has grown into a thriving ecosystem for entrepreneurs, small business owners, and aspiring business leaders. With an ever-increasing number of co-working spaces, accelerators, and incubators, business learning opportunities are happening throughout the year. Whether you want to find out how to create a...

Hundreds of Women Find Business Empowerment at Visa’s She’s Next Event in Metro Atlanta

On January 30th, 2019, a sold-out crowd of hundreds of female small businesses owners attended Visa’s inaugural business empowerment workshop event. The She’s Next, Empowered by Visa event featured Rebecca Minkoff, fashion designer and owner of the Female Founder Collective, a network of women-led...

TEDxAtlanta is Quickly Approaching! Here are Three Reasons You Should Attend

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If you have ever sought out inspirational business stories or quotes, the chances are high that you have heard of the world-famous TED Talks. Since 1984, TED Talks has allowed the world's most impactful innovators to share their ideas in the sectors of Technology,...

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...
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How the SBDC Continues to Help MokiPops Popsicle Company Grow and Succeed – Amber...

The idea of starting your own business might sound daunting at first, but the good news is, you don’t have to do it alone....
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Simple Habits to Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills

If there’s one skill common to all of history’s greatest minds, it’s probably critical thinking. Critical thinking, which involves reasoning and processing information in...
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The Atlanta Small Business Show on CBS: Episode 5 – [03.23.19]

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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The 9 Most Common Mistakes an Entrepreneur Makes and How to Overcome Them –...

Extraordinary success requires self-motivation, mental toughness, and a desire to disrupt the status quo. You have to recognize and release the low-level thinking that...
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How Small Businesses Can Entice Entry-Level Employees

More than half of small businesses plan to hire entry-level employees in 2019, according to a recent survey by Clutch. Today’s thriving job market...
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