Atlanta Small Business Profile – Richard Gerber, Aladdin Travel Services

 On this week's episode of the Atlanta Small Business Profile, our host Ted Jenkin sits down with Richard Gerber, Co-owner and CFO of Aladdin Travel Services. Although some may consider Travel Agencies a thing of the past, Richard explains why they are more important...

How 2018 Small Business Person of the Year Richard Makerson Built a Successful Mobile Technology Firm

 For over a decade, Richard Makerson, CEO and Managing Partner of Atlanta-based BlueFletch, has taken the company from a small tech startup to a full-fledged mobile technology firm whose clients include Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, and Home Depot. His determination and tenacity in the...

These 6 Successful Entrepreneurs Share What NOT to Do in Business

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According to the SBA, as of 2018, there were over 30 million small businesses in the United States. Collectively they employ almost 60 million individuals. It is no secret that small businesses are a huge economic driver to the country; however, they also have...

Reduce: How This Atlanta-Based Company is Capturing a Piece of the Sustainable Drinkware Market – Ken Kreafle, Founder & CEO

In today’s business climate, consumers are showing that they prefer to spend their hard-earned dollars on sustainable products. In fact, Neilsen projects that 2019 will see 7 billion dollars in year-over-year growth for sustainable product sales. Capitalizing on this growing demand is Ken Kreafle,...

What Type of Person Makes a Great Entrepreneur? Rand Fishkin, Author of Lost and Founder

Rand Fishkin made a name for himself in the world of SEO, but he cemented his legacy as a prolific tech entrepreneur by founding the two powerhouse ventures Moz and SparkToro. We caught up with Rand once again to discuss navigating the tricky world...

Fab’rik: How Dana Spinola Built a Fashion Empire Fueled By Passion and Purpose

On today’s show, we take a look at Bridget Fitzpatrick's conversation with Dana Spinola, Founder, and CEO of Fab'rik. With over 40 locations nationwide, including 10 in the metro Atlanta area, Fab'rik has quickly become one of the country’s leading fashion retailers. Born out of...

Five Steps for Turning Your Side Hustle into a Full-Fledged Business Venture

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According to Bankrate, 44 million Americans have a side hustle. Also, a study by The Hustle found that individuals who have a side hustle make a little over $12,600 a year. This data clearly shows that we live in a society where many Americans...

How Transparency and Trust Became the Foundation for this Successful Atlanta Based Digital Agency – Jeff Hilimire, Dragon Army

 ASBN welcomes Jeff Hilimire, CEO and Co-Founder of Dragon Army, to discuss what inspired him to begin Dragon Army and the steps that the business takes in building a positive company culture in order to give a better customer experience. Jeff describes Dragon Army as...

How this Local Luxury Ice Cream Company is Making Their Way into Chef’s Kitchens Across the Country – Keith and Nicki Schroeder, High Road

 Keith and Nicki Schroeder are the founders of High Road Craft Ice Cream, an ice cream manufacturing company made by chefs, for chefs. A former James Beard Award-Winning Chef, Keith wanted to make perfectly crafted, luxurious ice cream that could be enjoyed by consumers and...

Atlanta Small Business Profile – Hunter Cluthe, William & Reed Academy

 On this week's episode of the Atlanta Small Business Profile, our host Ted Jenkin sits down with Hunter Cluthe, the owner of William & Reed Academy. William & Reed is a fully accredited, private college preparatory school that provides an alternative to public schools...
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Why You Need to Stop Trying to Hire Good Salespeople – Mike Gomez, Allegro...

 On this episode of the Atlanta Small Business Show, we sit down with Mike Gomez, Founder and President of Allegro Consulting to talk about...
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How The Aurora Theatre is Transforming into One of Georgia’s Largest Arts Organizations –...

 Over the past 20 years, the Aurora Theatre has grown from a humble playhouse to an artistic and cultural staple of Metro Atlanta. Now...
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8 Ways to Encourage Readers to Comment on Your Blog

Everyone always talks about how important it is to use your blog to develop and facilitate a community. Getting comments and a personal investment...
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Where Small Business Owners Spend Their Time Matters

Small business owners have an immeasurable number of day-to-day responsibilities and are often pulled in many directions at once. A common question I get...
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3 Simple Ways to Increase Word of Mouth Referrals

Ask the most successful small businesses how they have achieved success in the internet age and the answer may surprise you. Word of Mouth...
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