Why the SBA is America’s Best-Kept Secret for Economic Development – Ashley D. Bell, Region lV Administrator

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The SBA, also known as the U.S. Small Business Administration, might just be the best-kept secret in the Federal Government. This agency provides support exclusively to entrepreneurs and small businesses by offering opportunities for business education, mentorship, and capital lending. If you haven’t heard...

ATDC at Georgia Tech: Everything You Need to Know – John Avery, Director

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We recently traveled to the Georgia Institute of Technology campus, where we spoke with John Avery, the new Director for ATDC Georgia Tech, a start-up accelerator that helps Georgia technology entrepreneurs launch and build successful companies. John provided a detailed look at the initiatives,...

Atlanta’s Thriving Industries, Attracting Venture Capitalists, and the Economic Outlook for 2019 – Tom Cunningham, Metro Atlanta Chamber

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Just last year, Atlanta was named the number two Metro Area for Economic Growth Potential by Business Facilities Magazine. Here to discuss what the city is getting right and the future of its many industries is Tom Cunningham, senior vice president, and chief economist...

Sharing Your Small Business Story On Demand – Mike Sammond, Business RadioX

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Finding investors and potential customers for your new startup is no easy task. However, having your small business featured on the right platform can make all the difference, and our guest today knows a thing or two about branding on a large scale. Joining...

Four Significant Times You Should Seek Help as an Entrepreneur

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It makes total sense that entrepreneurs may feel like lone wolves at times. Much of your work and success has been entirely on you. You came up with the idea, you saw the need to seek funding, you have networked and socialized to make...

Georgia State University’s Commitment to Entrepreneurial Education – Jackie Davis

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The Atlanta Small Business Network was on-location at the Atlanta Corporate Innovation Summit hosted by The Bridge Community and Metro Atlanta Chamber. ASBN’s Jim Fitzpatrick was joined by Jackie Davis, associate director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute at Georgia State University, to discuss the...

Business Funding for Veterans: What You Need to Know

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It’s no secret that veterans can face challenges and hardships when re-acclimating to civilian life. One of the ways vets can build a successful future is by starting their own business. With Veteran's Day fast approaching on Sunday, November 11th, part of thanking you for...

Four Essential Tips for Networking with Investors (And Where to Meet Them in Atlanta)

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Congratulations! You have an excellent idea that you are ready to mold into a startup. You’ve found your co-founder, started the process of creating a prototype, built your website, and might have even secured an impressive number of sales. You are ready for the...

How the Metro Atlanta Chamber is Fostering the Local Innovation Community – Alex Gonzalez

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ASBN's Jim Fitzpatrick was on location at the Atlanta Corporate Innovation Summit, and caught up with Alex Gonzalez, who is the new Chief Innovation Officer for the Atlanta Metro Chamber of Commerce to discuss the future relationship between the chamber and entrepreneurial innovation. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:  Jim...

Top 10 Entrepreneur Associations in the U.S. You Need to Know About

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One of the things that helps you truly succeed in business is finding other small business owners and entrepreneurs who are willing to share their experience with you. Entrepreneur associations are filled with such individuals, and the benefits that such organizations provide are invaluable....
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How the SBDC Continues to Help MokiPops Popsicle Company Grow and Succeed – Amber...

The idea of starting your own business might sound daunting at first, but the good news is, you don’t have to do it alone....
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Simple Habits to Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills

If there’s one skill common to all of history’s greatest minds, it’s probably critical thinking. Critical thinking, which involves reasoning and processing information in...
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The Atlanta Small Business Show on CBS: Episode 5 – [03.23.19]

Want your business featured on The Atlanta Small Business Show? Tell us your story! And if you would like to advertise with ASBN, give...
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The 9 Most Common Mistakes an Entrepreneur Makes and How to Overcome Them –...

Extraordinary success requires self-motivation, mental toughness, and a desire to disrupt the status quo. You have to recognize and release the low-level thinking that...
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How Small Businesses Can Entice Entry-Level Employees

More than half of small businesses plan to hire entry-level employees in 2019, according to a recent survey by Clutch. Today’s thriving job market...
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