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On April 1st, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) went into effect. The act addresses the concerns of many employees who need to take leave related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In a press Department of Labor press release, Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia said...

Eight Relief Programs and Resources For Atlanta-Based Small Businesses and Staff Impacted by COVID-19

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Thinking of Launching a Franchise Business? Leslie Kuban Reveals the Process and How She Helps Her Clients Find Success

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2020 Vision for the New Year Begins and Ends with Effective Strategic Planning

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On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome Monica Hooks, the new Executive Director of the Invest Atlanta Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative. Monica first became involved in the Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative as a participant, when her boutique marketing firm, m-oracle graduated as part of the program's...

How the SBDC Can Help Your Business Win in International Trade – Mario Gonzalez and Mark Collier

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The economy today is truly a global one. Studies have shown that consumer markets outside the United States will grow far faster than consumer markets within our borders. In fact, according to the 2018 Georgia Global Trade Summary, 2018 delivered the highest value of...

The State of Small Business Optimism and What That Means for Overall Economic Health – Tom Sullivan, U.S. Chamber

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On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome back Tom Sullivan, Vice President of Small Business Policy at the U.S. Chamber to discuss the key findings of Q3’s small business index. Every quarter, the U.S. Chamber randomly selects 1,000 small businesses nationwide to survey them...

Are You a Female Entrepreneur? Here’s How The New TiE Atlanta Women’s Council Can Help You Succeed – Kanchana Raman, Council Chair

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According to a study done by American Express, between 1997 and 2017, the number of women-owned businesses increased by 114 percent, however, there are still hurdles that many female entrepreneurs face. Recently, we spoke to Kanchana Raman, president, and CEO of Avion Networks, former...

How Invest Atlanta and The Guild are Supporting Local Entrepreneurs Through Accelerate Southside – Erika Smith & Nikishka Iyengar

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On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome Erika Smith and Nikishka Iyengar. Erika is the Southside Community and Economic Development Manager at Invest Atlanta, and Niki is the Founder and CEO of The Guild. Together, their organizations have collaborated on a new project called...

How The SBDC Can Help Your Business Win Government Contracts – Mark Collier & Bart Njoku-Obi

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  Government-corporate procurement and the associated certifications that often accompany that work is oftentimes a complicated and confusing process for most small business owners to wrap their brain around. Although it can be daunting it can also be potentially lucrative for small businesses. In this...

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