Retaining Staff Isn’t as Hard as You Think. Take it From Chef Hugh Acheson

While attending the Small Business Master Class in Atlanta hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, ASBN host Jim Fitzpatrick had the pleasure of chatting with Chef Hugh Acheson. Hugh is the chef/owner of 5&10 and The National located in Athens, GA, as well as Empire State South, Spiller Park...

Eight Resources Provided by the State of Georgia for Small Business Owners

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According to Georgia.org, there are over 780,000 registered small businesses as of June 1, 2018. Aspiring entrepreneurs realize that Georgia is a favorable location to start businesses. However, it is not just the laws, higher education institutions, and reasonable cost of living that make...

Entrepreneurs: How to Stop Procrastinating and Get Moving

As an entrepreneur, you need to be dynamic and self-motivated. You can't rely on someone else to make things happen; your success or failure is all on you. Unfortunately, it's human nature to procrastinate and put off necessary tasks that seem unpleasant or painful. It's...

5 Things Small Business Owners Should Do to Maximize Financing Rounds

Like everything involved in running a small business, maximizing your financing efforts is possible. Just blindly looking for investors may work, but it would be the exception rather than the norm. Here are a few things you can do to maximize the effectiveness of...

Five Pieces of Advice Every Entrepreneur Should Hear

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It is almost impossible to go about your day without hearing some type of advice. Whether it be a motivational quote from Twitter, dialogue on a day-time talk show, or a conversation with a friend, we live in a world where everyone is ready...

How to Land Clients as a Freelancer

The freelance world operates in an entirely different way compared to the 9-5 job. Freelancing is a path to freedom for many, but that freedom comes also with a price. Freelancing means you're advertising your services as a business and you have to continuously...

6 Sources of Inspiration to Fire up Your Business

Is your business slowing down, or just level-pegging? If so, it's probably in need of refueling with a fresh, new idea -- a shot of dynamic innovation to fire it up and set it buzzing again. Every business needs a boost now and again,...

Successful Atlanta Based Companies and How They Can Inspire Your Business

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Running your own business, no matter the size or industry, has never been easy. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting to find your way into the world of business ownership, the fear of failure in the face of so much competition is...

Business Networking for Introverts

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It is a common misconception that all entrepreneurs are extroverts. The misconception perpetuates with the thought that networking comes easy for entrepreneurs because they are all extroverts. Nothing could be further from the truth. Some of the most successful entrepreneurs are, in fact, introverts. [youtube...

The Best Business Start-Ups for Young Entrepreneurs

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In today’s internet driven world,  the idea of becoming a successful entrepreneur is quickly developing into a real, hard goal for many students and young adults. If you’re a motivated self-starter than turning your money-making dreams into reality may be easier than you thought....
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The Rising Digital Workforce: Six Tips for Small Business Owners Managing Remote Workers

Remote work is on the rise. A report from Flexjobs projects that 3.9 million Americans work from home at least part-time. This is a...
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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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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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How the U.S Chamber of Commerce Helps Your Small Business – Tom Sullivan, VP...

ASBN recently attended The Small Business Master Class in Atlanta hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and had the pleasure of speaking with Tom...
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