EnrichHER: How This Atlanta FinTech Platform is Connecting Women-led Businesses to Capital Investors – Dr. Roshawnna Novellus & Tiara Zolnierz

 Last year, there were a total of 12.3 million women-owned businesses in the U.S., with an average of 1,821 launching every single day. This means that now, women own 4 out of every 10 businesses in the country. So why is it still difficult...

Why So Many Startups and Small Businesses are Shut Out of the Funding Game

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Excerpted from “Target Funding: A Proven System to Get the Money and Resources You Need to Start or Grow Your Business", p.15-19 (McGraw-Hill July 12, 2019).  The main reason the majority of startups and small businesses do not qualify for traditional debt and equity financing...

The FinTech Roadmap: How To Better Service Customers – Mike Morris, Partner at Porter Keadle Moore

Earlier this month, ASBN visited the Mercedes-Benz Stadium for FinTech South and talked with Mike Morris. Mike is a partner at Porter Keadle Moore, a company that has been working with financial technology and financial service companies for about 35 years. Morris discusses the...

6 Ways Business Credit Cards Can Help You Grow Your Business

You have a great new idea for your business. You have put all the basic research that you need into it, and you've determined that the idea is a winner. The only hiccup that you may face is finding adequate financing. With a new...

How the FinTech South Innovation Challenge Supports Atlanta’s FinTech Sector – Tommy Marshall

The 2019 FinTech South Conference is right around the corner and in addition to great keynote speakers and excellent networking opportunities, there will also be the annual FinTech South Innovation Challenge. In partnership with the Technology Association of Georgia, the challenge recognizes innovative FinTech...

FinTech South: How this Annual Conference Showcases Atlanta’s Booming FinTech Sector – Larry Williams & Sean Banks

The 2019 FinTech South Conference is coming up later this month and so far, there has been a lot of buzz around the event. From expert speakers, to pitch competitions, to over 90 startup showcases, you won’t want to miss this celebration of FinTech....

5 Fundraising Myths Entrepreneurs Need to Dispel

No one's going to tell you that fundraising for a startup is going to be easy. However, it's also not the minefield it used to be. Thousands of businesses are funded every day, and you may be holding back your career as an entrepreneur...

What to Do If You Owe the IRS Business Taxes, But Have No Money

Owing the IRS business taxes can be scary when you don't have the cash to pay it with. Even tiny businesses can end up owing as much as $5,000. You cannot simply ignore the money that you owe the IRS. Not only will you...

How Venture Atlanta Continues to Attract High Caliber VC Funding to the Southeast Region – Allyson Eman, Executive Director

For many decades, Atlanta’s economy has mostly relied on notable Fortune 500 companies like the Home Depot and Coca-Cola, but as aspiring entrepreneurs from across the country move their operations to the city, Atlanta is seeing an unprecedented amount of venture-backed startups. Working hard...

Why We Need More Women Investing in Women-Owned Businesses

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Women own four out of every ten businesses in the United States, and in total female entrepreneurs own 12.3 million businesses in the country. Just 46 years ago, women only owned 402,000 companies. Over the past 50 years, women have come a long way...

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Dr. Paul White, psychologist, business coach, and best-selling author of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, is welcomed back to the Atlanta Small Business...
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Twitter is one of the most effective marketing channels for building brand credibility, engaging with customers, and reaching a wider audience. However, using the...
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