The 5 Team Members a Startup Must Have Before Seeking Funding

Your startup will not be judged by its idea alone. Investors will also want to see the team responsible for bringing that idea to life. If you don't have a good crew manning the office, it won't matter how good an entrepreneur you are...

The Dos and Don’ts of Selling Your Business – Michael Ramatowski, Georgia Association of Business Brokers

Selling your business often takes as much planning and careful consideration as starting it does. It’s never an easy or simple process, but the rewards can be life-changing. We recently caught up with Michael Ramatowski Managing Partner at RamBizGroup Business Solutions, and broker for...

How Atlanta-Based Cardlytics is Improving Customer Loyalty for Banking Institutions – Shannon Johnson

ASBN recently caught up Shannon Johnson, Group President of Financial Institutions at Cardlytics, at the 2019 FinTech South Conference at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Cardlytics is an advertising platform that resides in digital bank channels, giving them a very unique view of customer...

What Bankers Look For When Small Businesses Apply For Financing – Jennifer Lucas, Ernst & Young

 ASBN catches up with Jennifer Lucas at 2019 FinTech South. Jennifer is the Executive Director of Payments Practice for Ernst & Young and she shares with us some of the key takeaways from her panel at FinTech South, "What's Next in B2B Payments", as...

Relieve the Tax Burden on Your Business with These Financial Planning Strategies – David Lerner, Ascent CPA Group

 While your business might still be recovering from the recent tax season and its many new policies, it’s already time to start thinking about your financial planning for next year. And although the 2019 year is shaping up to be much quieter in terms...

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...

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